An incredible photographer, Ed Cooley, once told me that on every location shoot he goes on, whether Paris, Rome, or Portland Maine, he always takes the “Cliche” shots first. “Just get em out of the way because you’ve got to take em. Then you can look for angles and lighting that lend more towards your own style or mood that day.” So here is my “Cliche” take on Portland Head Light, the most photographed spot in Maine, with my spin on it. Hopefully the first shot gives a classic feeling making the viewer unsure of what era it was shot in, and the second should elude to the amount of tourism, and or voyeurism, at this gorgeous location. I’ve also added an image of a bird perched on a chain link fence next to its manufactured home. Birding is a large past time and draw for tourists up here in the Northeast corner of the nation.