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Photo Info

Dimensions4300 x 2776
Original file size10.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken5-Jan-16 19:33
Date modified6-Jan-16 00:11
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)17 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure20s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1000
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Saugerties Path

Saugerties Path

By all accounts, the winter of 2015-16 was one of the mildest ever on record, but I chose to photograph the Saugerties Lighthouse on a night when the temperature dropped to 12°. I really don't mind the cold, in fact I relish in it. For this shot I placed a dimmed LED battery-powered light on a stand about a hundred feet directly in front of the building, then lit the reeds while standing on the Hudson River ice to the left of the frame. The lighthouse is occupied by the caretaker, one of the few throughout this series that is still inhabited.