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Photo Info

Dimensions4928 x 3280
Original file size13.5 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-Feb-16 00:00
Date modified3-Feb-16 10:47
Shooting Conditions

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 2000
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, ME

Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, ME

The Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse sits high on a bluff in a town south of Portland and is part of a series of lights leading mariners to Portland harbor. All the accounts about photographing this lighthouse warned of trampling on the property and the lighthouse is inaccessible. I cross-referenced city records and tracked down the owner and was given permission to visit the property. There was a narrow window of clear skies on this night as the forecast for cloudy weather was coming true. The house had a security light partially illuminating the tower and I supplemented it with a dimmed LED light. I shot a series of photographs in which the house was lit as well, but this one struck me as having the nicest contrast between the house and the lighthouse. Shortly after taking this clouds covered the point and I was done for the night.