Photo Info

Dimensions4456 x 2505
Original file size2.06 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken30-May-14 01:24
Date modified30-May-14 01:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)17 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure25s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 2500
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Southeast Light, Block Island

Southeast Light, Block Island

The night I went to Block Island started out very disappointing as clouds at first obscured the stars. I had been at the Southeast light earlier in the night and had left to shoot the North Light. I returned to Southeast to find most of the clouds had disappeared. There were enough stars to capture a nice image, and the remaining clouds and ambient light from the town added to the mystique. I "light-painted" the building and the grass with a flashlight, using an electronic flash would have thrown too much light. Using the flashlight allows one to be more selective in where the light falls.

May 30, 2014, 1:23am 44°, calm wind
Nikon D4, 17-35 at 17mm, ISO 2500 25secs at f2.8

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