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Photo Info

Dimensions2948 x 4423
Original file size6.68 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken22-Jan-15 23:53
Date modified28-Jan-15 12:43
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)17 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure6s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 2500
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Avery Point Light Silhouette

Avery Point Light Silhouette

The day I surveyed the Avery Point Lighthouse it was bright and sunny. When arriving at the location the night of the shoot I was disappointed to see it brightly lit by floodlights from buildings nearby. There was little I could do and light-painting wasn't an option so I adapted as best I could. I positioned the tripod on a rock beneath the light and about three feet above the cold Sound water. The rock was set at about a 30° angle so getting a good footing was fairly difficult and I had to move carefully to avoid slipping into the water. This is one of the rare times when I had to shoot with a relatively fast shutter, 6 seconds in this case, primarily because there was so much ambient light from the university buildings. I was lucky to catch some stars above and I particularly like the way the light falls on the angled walls of the lighthouse.

January 22, 2015 10:53pm, 28°, 10 mph wind
Nikon D4, 17-35mm lens at 17, ISO 2500, 6secs at f2.8

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