Verona Beach Reflection
There are times during the course of the project when winging it was simply the best way. As the book deadline was fast approaching and I was searching for lighthouses to shoot, I decided to take a last minute road trip to western New York State. Along the waterfront of Lake Ontario are a number of interesting lighthouses and I'd done a fair amount of the usual research, but I simply had to just go. I arrived at Verona Beach with little information after having talked with the association president to establish that there was access to the lighthouse. I parked in the small lot and noticed some neighbors were out on their deck and I went over for a visit. As luck would have it, it was the lighthouse vice president and he and his family couldn't have been more accommodating. We chatted about my early morning return which happened at about two in the morning. It was a quiet and peaceful setting on the beach and the scene was lit my standard way with two LED stand lights. I had brought along the waders though the lake water never went above my knees even at about a hundred feet offshore. The lighthouse is one of three on Oneida Lake. I earlier visited a sister light to this one in Brewerton on the western side of the lake but unfortunately the light wasn't operating. The third lighthouse is on an island and have been told it is completely overgrown making the lighthouse nearly invisible.
Verona Beach, New York September 17, 2017 1:38 a.m., 67° calm wind
Nikon D4, 14mm lens ISO 2000 f2.8 20secs