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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