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Photo Info

Dimensions4928 x 3280
Original file size4.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken13-Apr-15 00:24
Date modified13-Apr-15 00:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure20s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 2000
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x


I paid a second nighttime visit to Beavertail on my way home from shooting a Massachusetts lighthouse. The park is closed after sunset but I'd gotten permission from the lighthouse society to shoot at night. There are tenants living in the lighthouse apartment and I wanted to be sure they knew I'd be shining my flashlight at the building while light-painting. Being interrupted by the police doesn't bode well for getting nighttime photography. When I'd shot here last year there was a very strong wind and I wasn't happy with the photographs though the stars then were stronger and different then this year, but the calm winds allowed for much sharper images.

April 13, 2015 12:23am 48° light breeze
Nikon D4, 14mm lens ISO 2000 f2.8 20secs

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