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Photo Info

Dimensions4928 x 3280
Original file size14.2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-Sep-19 21:09
Date modified4-Sep-19 09:28
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 3200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Minots Ledge Rocks

Minots Ledge Rocks

This lighthouse image, captured off of Cohasset, was three years in the making. It's located in some pretty rough and rocky waters, and I needed the help of the town's harbormaster to get it done. My buddy Sean was along to assist, and we loaded up the harbormaster's boat with gear for the short ride to the lighthouse. We also brought along an inflatable, and the plan was to be near the lighthouse at the lowest of low tides during a night of new moon when the tides are also at their most extreme. Only during these periods does a group of rocks appear close to the lighthouse, and I knew it was important for me to be on those rocks to get the shot. We reached the lighthouse and could see the rocks in the darkness. We launched the inflatable and I rowed to the rocks with all the camera gear. Sean and the harbormaster motored to a predetermined spot to light the tower from an angle about 45° from the camera. I could see the Milky Way behind my location, and having it in the shot would have been much more dramatic. But the only location from which to shoot was this set of rocks I was now perched upon in this a rare image of the historic Minots Ledge lighthouse.