Old Field Lighthouse
When you start visiting a number of lighthouses that you’d never really known about before you begin to see a pattern of their architecture. This lighthouse looks exactly like several others in a relatively small geographical area. North Light on Block Island and Great Captains Island in Greenwich are almost identical and all three were built within two years of each other in the late 1860s. Earlier in the day I had gotten permission for the late night visit on the grounds that are typically closed after dark but the town clerk had viewed other lighthouses in the online gallery and enthusiastically welcomed me onto the grounds. I arrived after having shot the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse earlier on an evening with 40+ miles an hour gusty winds. The temperature was also dropping and by the time the shoot was over it was hovering 40°. At one time the lighthouse had a nice front lawn leading to Long Island Sound but erosion had taken its toll over the years and now there’s little room to get a good shot of the lighthouse entrance. With my back against a fence I shot the front doorway while two dimmed LED lights hit the structure. I spent about an hour on the grounds getting various angles before heading to a three-hour early morning ride home.
Old Field Village, New York October 24, 2016 9:44pm 41° 20-25mph winds, gusts to 40
Nikon D4, 14mm lens ISO 1600 f2.8 10secs