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Photo Info

Dimensions4928 x 3280
Original file size13.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken16-Jul-15 23:23
Date modified20-Jul-15 07:51
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 3200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
North Dumpling Milky Way

North Dumpling Milky Way

The North Dumpling lighthouse sits on an island bluff between Fisher's Island, NY and the Connecticut shore near Groton. It is privately owned by inventor Dean Kamen though the beacon is still maintained by the Coast Guard. I was surprised that the light was on top of the lighthouse, a bit unusual though it was moved in the 80s to its new location. The property was renovated that same decade and Kamen took ownership after the previous owner went bankrupt. One can visit it only by invitation, and I'd contacted Kamen about this collection and he allowed me to shoot on the island. I placed a dimmed LED light at the bottom of the hill just out of the right of the frame and then lit the grass and some of the house with a flashlight. The Milky Way made a great mid-summer showing and was clearly seen by the naked eye. It was warm and calm on this night, a perfect evening for Stars and Lights.

July 16, 2015 11:23pm 70° no wind
Nikon D4, 14mm lens ISO 3200, 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
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