Spring Point Ledge Christmas Landscape
This was a milestone lighthouse as it was the 100th of the series captured over three years since it began. As I pulled the truck into the parking lot near the lighthouse I immediately was disappointed to see Christmas lights on the tower. While they are certainly festive around the holidays, they are generally photographically problematic because of their inherent brightness and they also date the photograph to a specific time of year. I contemplated not shooting but decided since I was already here it would be worth it despite the extra lights. I grabbed the gear and hiked the 900-foot to the end and set up for the shoot, placing a dimmed LED stand light about a hundred feet away from the tower. I was happy to see a fairly good amount of stars because generally they are obscured by this much light. The lighthouse was built in the harbor in 1897 to warn vessels of the Spring Point Shoal and the jetty was added several decades later.
December 4, 2016 11:39pm 30° 10-15mph wind
Nikon D4, 14mm lens ISO 640 f2.8 15secs