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Photo Info

Dimensions4780 x 3182
Original file size3.02 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Sep-14 21:56
Date modified17-Sep-14 21:56
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)17 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure10s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 2000
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Hog Island Light and Mount Hope Bridge

Hog Island Light and Mount Hope Bridge

The Hog Island light looks exactly like the Plum Beach Light because the two were made from the same "cookie-cutter" pattern in the late 1800s. Each piece of their sides are marked by Roman numerals and their dimensions are identical. The only real structural difference is the additional rip-rap around Plum Beach that was placed after the ice-floes from the severe winter of 1917-18 damaged the lighthouse.

We ventured out with the 20-foot tripod in late summer for this shot and the tripod was placed in about 17 feet of water.

September 17, 2014 9:56pm, 60° 10-15mph wind
20 foot tripod, Nikon D4, 17-35mm at 17 ISO 2000 10sec f2.8

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