A return trip to Castle Hill Lighthouse



When I first visited Castle Hill Light in Newport, R.I. last December it was freeeezing. However, I did manage to make an image that is now on my business card and one of my favorites (see first image to the right). That said, I thought it would be cool to revisit the lighthouse again in slightly warmer weather to see what I could come up with almost a year later.

The first image is something I visualized as a black and white the entire way. Using techniques learned from photographer Vincent Versace's book Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop I was able to combine 12 exposures to create one black and white image. It's definitely an example of an image I would/could not have made a year ago, and something I'm pretty happy with. The final PSD file was over 400 megabytes!

The third image is more of a classic lighthouse shot with a twist. The door was lit by my SB-80DX at full power, with 1/2 CTB gel on it, triggered by a Pocketwizard. I had a lot of fun revisiting this location, and probably will go back again.