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Maine Beach Cottages

Photo of another unusually warm and beautiful Saturday morning along coastal Maine. After nearly a week of summerlike temperatures, reality has set back in today as it is raining and temps are in the upper 30’s. This coming week will be cold, with a chance of snow Wednesday night and Thursday.

Canon 7D
Tokina 11-16 mm AT-X 116 PRO DX
©2012 John Briggs Photography

New Barn Cove - Hoyt Neck, Maine | Click photo for larger view

New Barn Cove - Hoyt Neck, Maine

Beautiful Maine Sunrise

This is the view that greeted us this morning on New Barn Cove in Biddeford Pool, Maine. The homes on Hoyt Neck can be seen in the background. It was a beautiful, unseasonably warm day to walk the beaches and capture photos of the beauty of Maine’s seacoast.

Canon 7D
Tokina 11-16 mm AT-X 116 PRO DX
©2012 John Briggs Photography


Sunrise at New Barn Cove, Maine

Sunrise at New Barn Cove, Maine - Click photo for full sized view

Fort Popham at Sunrise

I captured this photo of historic Fort Popham last fall as the sun was rising, casting it’s warm glow on the fort.

Fort Popham, located at the mouth of the Kennebec River in Phippsburg, Maine, is a semi-circular granite fort built in 1861 for use during the Civil War. The fort’s intent was to defend against the Confederacy’s ironclad warships. Construction halted in 1869, though the fort was briefly garrisoned during the Spanish-American War, and again in WWI.

First we have the sign marking the site.

Fort Popham sign

Fort Popham sign | Click image for larger view

Here is the historic fort bathed in the glow of the rising sun.

Fort Popham Sunrise

Fort Popham Sunrise - Click image for larger view

Seascape Sunrise

The rising sun breaks above the clouds this morning at Popham Beach.

Popham Beach is challenged by erosion and shifting sands. Sand movement and beach dynamics have had a dramatic effect on Popham Beach, causing extreme shoreline change and dune erosion. Bordering the south side of the mouth of the Kennebec River, Popham Beach is truly one of Maine’s rare geologic landforms.

Click photo for a full-sized view

Seascape Sunrise - Popham Beach, Maine

Seascape Sunrise - Popham Beach | ©2011 John Briggs Photography

Image taken with a Canon 7D and a Tokina AT X 116 PRO DX 11-16 mm f/2.8 lens

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