Sodus Bay Landscape
The Sodus Point lighthouse is one of two in the small New York hamlet east of Rochester. I'd arrived at sunset after a nearly six-hour drive from home and had decided earlier in the day to search out the closest clear skies over a lighthouse. The forecast called for clouds and rain to cover most of the Northeast, hence the long drive. The point lighthouse was built to lead ships into the Lake Ontario harbor in the 1820s though over the years storms have damaged whatever tower was in place. The current one was last replaced in 1938. I walked the 900 feet to the end of the pier and was joined by a local resident interested in learning what I was up to. I lit the tower with a dimmed LED stand light placed about 100 feet away. I saw a couple of shooting stars in the dark skies overhead but didn't snag any on the sensor. When done I began the long return trip home and crawled into bed at 5am.
April 23, 2017 9:47pm 64° no wind
Nikon D4 14mm lens ISO 3200 f2.8 20secs