New England, Cape Cod, and lighthouses seem to go together. While visiting Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2014 I had the chance to take a brief tour of the surrounding area, and came upon the historic Nobska Point Light. First established as a light station in 1826, the current light house tower dates to 1876. Set at the very southwestern tip of Cape Cod, the light juts out into Vineyard Sound overlooking the passage into Buzzards Bay.
I arrived at the nearby beach as the sun was setting, and a woman was taking a walk along the shore. I was struck by the vertical orientation of the light house set against the various horizontal layers created by the ocean, the boulders along the beach, the fences, the road up the hill, and the clouds.
This photo was taken with a Canon EF28-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens zoomed to 70 mm on a Canon EOS 5D Mk. III. The exposure was set to 1/100 sec. at f/8 and ISO 100.