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Photo Info

Dimensions4928 x 3280
Original file size9.34 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken21-Jun-15 23:49
Date modified22-Jun-15 01:46
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)17 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure20s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 250
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Borden Flats, MA

Borden Flats, MA

The Borden Flats lighthouse sits south of the Braga Bridge in Fall River. With my daughter Amy assisting we put our 15-foot whaler in just north of the bridge and traveled to the light. We found an area of about fourteen feet of water and set the tripod for sixteen feet on our first attempt but were having some issues. Ultimately we reset the tripod at 17 and got it stable enough to fire off several clean images. That's been the challenge of this series especially shooting water-based lighthouses with no other landing area nearby. I've adapted the whaler with a small crane to facilitate dropping the large tripod into the water on shoots like this one. There's little that could be done with the light pollution coming from Fall River and the amount of visible stars was small because of the ambient light.

June 21, 2015 11:48pm 73° calm wind
Nikon D4, 17-35mm lens at 17, ISO 640 f2.8 20secs

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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