Ever hear of the Lob-Star or the Christmas Traptree? Well, the people in York, Maine sure have.
OK, time to back up a little.
I had a few days off and I always wanted to see Maine’s Nubble Lighthouse all dressed up in it’s Christmas lights. So, I took a quick overnight trip up the coast to York, Maine, arriving just before sunset. I had timed it just right to catch the famous lighthouse in the golden light of the setting sun.
After checking into nearby hotel and preparing my camera gear for a nightime photo shoot it was back to Nubble Lighthouse.
With winds gusting at gale force, I managed to get this 20 second time exposure.
Usually I would say “great, got my shot”, but I was so busy concentrating on the lighthouse I nearly missed a great photo op right behind me.
Here’s a clue. What would people from Maine put on top of their Christmas tree? No, not a moose. OK, look below. It’s a “Lob-Star!
And what would be below the Lob-Star? A Trap Tree!
Here it is at night in all of it’s splendor!
Happy Holidays to everyone!