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Photo Info

Dimensions4928 x 3280
Original file size5.35 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken24-Feb-14 23:03
Date modified24-Feb-14 23:03
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)17 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure20s at f/4.5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Beavertail Light Painting

Beavertail Light Painting

Light painting has been around for a long time but with the advent of digital photography the process has gained in popularity. Had an electronic flash been used on this shot, the light would have spilled all over the place. By simply opening the shutter for a long period, in this case 25 seconds, that time allowed for "painting" the structure with light from a fairly powerful LED flashlight and giving it a more surreal look. Plus the fact that the Big Dipper is directly over the tower adds to the beauty of the shot.

February 24, 2014 at 11:03pm, 24° 15mph wind, Nikon D4, 17mm ISO 800 for 20secs at f4.5

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