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Dimensions3280 x 4928
Original file size3.18 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Jan-15 22:04
Date modified22-Jan-15 22:04
Shooting Conditions

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 500
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
New London Harbor Light

New London Harbor Light

At this point in the Stars and Lights project I'd shot almost all of the Rhode Island lights and it was time to expand the gallery. In early January 2015 I did site surveys of the Connecticut land-based lights as far west as Old Saybrook. There are nearly a dozen lights to shoot between where I live in RI and the Connecticut River. During the January new moon I traveled to New London to shoot the Harbor Light. I had stopped by the property during the survey and secured permission from the adjacent home owner to walk on their property to access the tower and the lighthouse owners, the New London Maritime Society, were kind enough to turn on the tower lights for me on this particular night. It was a relatively warm winter evening with a light breeze, quite favorable conditions for a nice shot. With many of the lighthouse photographs I "light-paint" the structure using a hand-held flashlight, but with this light there was an abundance of ambient light coming from the nearby Pequot Ave. streetlights. I did, however, light-paint the sand and water in the foreground while the tree branches created an interesting pattern on the tower.

January 22, 2015, 9:04pm, 28°, light breeze
Nikon D4 17-35mm lens at 17, ISO 500 25 secs 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
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