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Photo Info

Dimensions3280 x 4928
Original file size5 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Jul-14 01:40
Date modified29-Jul-14 01:40
Shooting Conditions

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 6400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
East Chop Light and the Milky Way

East Chop Light and the Milky Way

I'd never before thought much about the Vineyard lights, other than seeing them on the ferry during an occasional island trip. On this night, the moon was new and the skies were clear to the point of seeing the Milky Way with the naked eye. The East Chop Light is a wonderfully peaceful spot and was a little weird for me because with almost all the lighthouses I've shot it's alway been in solitude. On this particular night there were several couples either laying on the ground watching the stars or romantically sitting on benches. It was a bit strange, but the stars performed their magic.

July 29, 2014 1:19am 70° light breeze

Nikon D4 17-35mm lens at 25mm, ISO 3200 f2.8 25secs

16x24 framed, matted and signed limited print $400
16x24 matted and signed limited print $250
11x14 framed, matted and signed limited print $250
11x14 matted and signed limited print $125
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