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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