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Dimensions3173 x 4748
Original file size8.22 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-May-15 23:51
Date modified23-May-15 09:03
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure25s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Stratford Point Fence

Stratford Point Fence

This photo was taken during a repeat visit to Stratford Point. I'd been there a few weeks prior and captured a dramatic picture of the lighthouse in fog, but it was counter to the project. I knew I had to return, and on this night the conditions were perfect for stars. This property is the home of the Coast Guard commander for New Haven and he'd twice given permission to be on the property and on this visit I shot the lighthouse from every angle. This is from the Long Island Sound side and was lit with a battery-powered LED light on a stand about 150 feet away from the home. It was dimmed to its lowest setting and with a 25-second camera exposure it was plenty of light. I aligned the very bright flag spotlight with the flagpole to hide the glare from the lens, hence the strong shadow on the grass.

May 22, 2015 11:51pm, 58° 10mph wind
Nikon D4, 14mm lens, ISO 800 f2.8 25secs


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