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Dimensions3110 x 4672
Original file size3.54 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken23-Jan-15 02:19
Date modified23-Jan-15 02:19
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)17 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure25s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1000
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
#8 Lynde Point

#8 Lynde Point

This is a slightly different look at the Lynde Point Light in Old Saybrook. The lighthouse sits at the mouth of the Connecticut River and the night I was there ice floes continuously passed by the point making me wonder how far they'd traveled. Could they have come from as far as Vermont?


I placed the tripod legs into the water and light-painted the tower from about fifty feet away. Any time I can create a separation from the camera and from the object, the lighting always looks better. It was a relatively warm winter night on the point and the lighthouse was in the lee of the wind. It's striking how different the conditions were from this position and from being out at the Saybrook Breakwater light less than a half mile away. Out there the wind was 10-15 mph creating much colder conditions with the wind chill.


January 23, 2015 1:19am 28°, calm wind
Nikon D4 17-35mm lens at 17, ISO 1000 25secs at f2.8


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.