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Photo Info

Dimensions4928 x 3280
Original file size18.2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Sep-15 20:47
Date modified15-Sep-15 09:34
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 6400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Tarpaulin Cove Shooting Star

Tarpaulin Cove Shooting Star

While doing research for this lighthouse I discovered it's on the privately owned Naushon Island that is part of the Elizabethan Chain near Martha's Vineyard. I tracked down the owners and gained permission to visit. That was the easy part, getting to the island took a much larger effort. In a conversation with my Coast Guard command staff friends I mentioned that we were planning to motor to the island which was a long two hour boat ride out of my home port in Rhode Island. The CG suggested they give my team a lift from their Woods Hole dock which is a mere 10 minute ride. We were dropped off on the beach and while the CG had a training session, we spent the time capturing the lighthouse and shooting stars. It was the tail end of the Perseid Meteor showers and many of the images had nice shooting stars cutting through. The CG picked us up on the beach once we were done shooting and after they'd finished their training. It was a wonderful evening with many thanks to the Woods Hole team.

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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