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Dimensions3280 x 4928
Original file size3.2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken27-Jun-14 23:23
Date modified27-Jun-14 23:23
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)17 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure20s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1000
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Plum Beach Lighthouse

Plum Beach Lighthouse

This shot was taken while out at the lighthouse on Narragansett Bay near the Jamestown Bridge in North Kingstown. The lights that shine on the tower were turned off for better photographic control. While the shutter was open I "light-painted" the tower with an LED flashlight. The key with this shot was finding the sweet exposure spot between the bridge lights, the stars, and the tower. I was pleasantly surprised to see a slight hint of the Milky Way in the sky above the bridge. I'd never captured it before, and while shooting this series over the course of a week in the summer of 2014, I captured it four times in four nights shooting. This isn't Arizona or New Mexico with brilliant clear night skies, this is Rhode Island with an abundance of light pollution.


Plum Beach Tower, June 27, 2014; 11:23pm, 64°, 10mph wind Nikon D4, 17-35mm at 17mm, ISO 1000 20 sec at f2.8




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