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Photo Info

Dimensions2786 x 4399
Original file size9.54 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Sep-14 20:31
Date modified15-Apr-16 21:57
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 500
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Conimicut Light

Conimicut Light

We headed out in late summer to finish the Stars & Lights project before the weather got too cold with the impending fall and winter. At this point we'd shot 13 of 16 active lights in RI and the series photography was coming to a close. But we still had to shoot the three toughest lights because all three were out in the open water and could only be shot off the big 20-foot tripod.

The Conimicut Light is off of Warwick and is the entrance to the upper part of Narragansett Bay. At low tide one can practically walk to it though many have gotten into trouble with a quick-rising tide. My team of friends helped to maneuver the boat and tripod that was placed in about 9 feet of water to the northwest of the lighthouse. The lights of Barrington are to the left of the light, the lights of Portsmouth are to the right.

September 17, 2014 8:25pm 65°, 5-10mph wind
Nikon D4, 17-35mm lens at 17, ISO 800 f2.8
20-foot tripod set in nine feet of water

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