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Dimensions3280 x 4928
Original file size4.41 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Jan-15 22:51
Date modified22-Jan-15 22:51
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)17 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure13s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
New London Harbor Looking West

New London Harbor Looking West

I spent several hours shooting different angles of the New London Harbor Lighthouse and came upon this one taken from the backside of the tower. It was tricky getting into the right position as I had to straddle several granite riprap boulders used to shore up the area around the light. It was a fairly tight spot given the height of the lighthouse and I was just barely able to fit it into the frame. This was the first of the Connecticut lighthouses I'd ever shot, and it was also the first of four that I captured this particular night. Although shooting the lighthouses in the winter weather can be difficult, cold and uncomfortable, the long nights allows for generous shooting time. In the summer the nights are much shorter making the quest more difficult.

January 22, 2015 10:50pm, 28° no wind
Nikin D4, 17-35 at 17, ISO 1600 f2.8 13secs


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