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Photo Info

Dimensions3280 x 4928
Original file size18 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken7-Aug-15 23:27
Date modified8-Aug-15 14:55
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure30s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 3200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
North Light Block Island Milky Way Portrait 2015

North Light Block Island Milky Way Portrait 2015

While arriving at the parking lot for the North Light at Corn Neck Road I could immediately see the Milky Way as never before. It was spectacularly bright even before my eyes adjusted to the dark. I hiked the half mile out to the lighthouse and took time shooting from several different angles but this was clearly the best for the Milky Way juxtaposition. While shooting here a year prior there were seagulls everywhere but tonight I was alone with nothing but the clicking shutter and billions of stars. I lit the building with an LED television light on a stand placed about fifteen feet away and lit the foreground bushes with a handheld flashlight.

August 7, 2015 11:26pm 70° light breeze
Nikon D4, 14mm lens, ISO 3200 f2.8 30secs