Portland Head Light has captured the attention of many photographers as I found out when I visited for the first time. There were people taking photos with their camera phones and point-and-shoots everywhere. It was just a typical sunny day and I knew everyone was getting the same, regular shots. A few days later I returned early in the morning. It was raining and the wind was blowing very hard – the kind of wind that kept turning my umbrella, which was supposed to shield my camera, inside-out. I battled my way through the wind and rain out onto the rocks where I could set up my shot. I hunkered down by my camera and kept shooting, trying to time the action of the violent incoming surf. When I got the shot I was looking for and my camera was drenched, I retreated back up the slippery rocks.