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Photo Info

Dimensions3280 x 4928
Original file size3.96 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Apr-15 21:56
Date modified15-Apr-15 21:56
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure25s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 2000
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Long Point Portrait

Long Point Portrait

At the end of Cape Cod is Provincetown and its three lighthouses. On this particular night my mission was to shoot the two sister lighthouses on the barrier beach that is part of the National Seashore. Turns out these two lights became one of the most physically demanding shoots thus far in this series because of their location. To access both Long Point and Wood End lights you must first walk about a mile across a jetty before getting to the barrier beach. You must time your hike around the tides as the jetty will get partially submerged during high tide. On this night I left the parking area at the end of Commercial Street around sunset and about two hours before the tide was to be high. Once I reached the beach it was about a mile walk to Long Point where I spent about an hour shooting different angles of the lighthouse. I particularly like the depth of this shot with the oil house and the memorial to a WWII soldier on the small hill in the background that both lend a mysteriousness to the photo. The red light to the right of the oil house is the beacon from the Wood End lighthouse about a mile away. After finishing up here at Long Point I hiked to Wood End, photographed for about an hour, then hiked back over the jetty as the tide was already heading back out. I was pretty tired on the drive home.

April 15, 2015 9:11pm, 55° light breeze
Nikon D4, 14mm lens ISO 3200 f2.8 20secs

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