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Photo Info

Dimensions4519 x 3158
Original file size15.2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Jul-15 00:38
Date modified17-Jul-15 19:02
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure25s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 2500
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Latimer Shoal Milky Way

Latimer Shoal Milky Way

It's ironic that this lighthouse is named after the point that is part of Stonington, Connecticut yet the location of the tower is in New York. It's also great trivia when you're ask how far is it from Rhode Island to New York as at this location they actually border each other. In the Summer of 2015, the weather was unsettled for much of the season and clear days and nights were frustratingly rare. It was just one of those summers where clouds and rain were ruling the skies which made the Stars and Lights project even harder to progress. However, on the night of new moon there were finally clear skies as I made my way to Latimer Point. The lighthouse sits out on the shoal and is surrounded by rocks known as rip rap. I was able to get close to the lighthouse though the smell of guano from cormorants and seagulls was very strong. There was a significant amount of low-level ambient light from Stonington so lighting the scene wasn't necessary. The Milky Way was very bright and could be easily seen with the naked eye.

July 17, 2015 12:45am, 70° no wind
Nikon D4, 14mm lens, IOS 5000 f2.8 25secs

16x24 framed, matted and signed limited print $400 16x24 matted and signed limited print $250 11x14 framed, matted and signed limited print $250 11x14 matted and signed limited print $125
Contact David Zapatka directly at [email protected] to order this or any other print in the gallery.