Photo of the Day Contest
Moon over Nubble by Michael A Blanchette
Wednesday, 25th December 2013

Moon over Nubble

by Michael A Blanchette

Nubble Light stands about 100 yards from the tip of Cape Neddick Point near York Beach, Maine. The lighthouse went into operation in 1879 and remains functional to this day. Between Thanksgiving and New Year, Holiday lights cover the structures on Nubble Island, creating much photogenic appeal. This image was made on a full moon evening, adding to the seasonal drama.
Equipment: Nikon D4 with Nikon 24-70mm Lens
Michael A Blanchette
Mike is a New Hampshire-based photographer specializing in landscapes. His images exude a sense of tranquility, mystery, and simplicity. These attributes are embodied in his business motto, Serenity in Landscapes. In addition to photographing New England, Mike travels far and wide to capture diverse subjects. Consequently, his passion for photography spans across the Colorado Plateau, down the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and over to northern of Europe.

Moon over Nubble by Michael A Blanchette was photo of the day on Wednesday, 25th December 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


Nduche Onyeaso

25th December 2013 at 4:36 am


Pamela North

25th December 2013 at 9:08 am

What a beautiful Christmas present. Thank you Michael.


25th December 2013 at 10:54 am

Lovely – it looks like a place in a fairy tale.


25th December 2013 at 12:02 pm

What a beautiful shot to have for Christmas Day. Merry Christmas to all who dwell here!

Linda Roady

25th December 2013 at 12:47 pm

Merry Christmas, Michael. It will be my desk top background. I live in New England and have always wanted to retire to the Maine coast.

25th December 2013 at 3:10 pm


25th December 2013 at 3:17 pm

Great shot of nubble. I never seen a better pic. My fav place.

Happy New Year

25th December 2013 at 4:20 pm

Beautiful Christmas Photo! A Wonderful White Christmas!

25th December 2013 at 4:25 pm

Great capture of a glorious view. Congrats on the POTD.


25th December 2013 at 4:48 pm

It’s a beautiful shot.. there’s even a halo over the moon! How timely!

25th December 2013 at 5:07 pm

Beautiful image – perfect for Christmas morning. Thank you.

25th December 2013 at 5:45 pm

Perfect choice for today! So well done. Made me smile.

Dewayne Woolf

25th December 2013 at 5:59 pm

Looks amazing in winter, in summer months photographers go there to photograph Puffins.


25th December 2013 at 7:13 pm

Breath taking!


25th December 2013 at 8:39 pm


Laura Milholland

25th December 2013 at 9:30 pm

This is gorgeous! And I agree – a perfect shot for today especially!

Sheila E. Hofer

25th December 2013 at 9:38 pm



Anne Egli

26th December 2013 at 1:15 am

What an incredible Christmas picture, just love it. Thanks for sharing, it’s absolutely the best.

Tori McNulty

26th December 2013 at 6:23 am

Beautiful Christmas Picture…my husband proposed at the Nubble 7 years ago on Christmas! Thank you for sparking the amazing memory!!!

28th December 2013 at 2:31 am

Bravo, Michael!

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