This photograph of the Castle Hill Lighthouse in Newport Rhode Island was made one summer evening just about 30-45 minutes after the sun sank below the horizon. Using a wide angle lens I was able to crawl out onto the rocks down by the water to get a low perspective of the light. A 15 second exposure on a tripod at f/16 allowed me to get a sharp image that included the light from the lighthouse.
Photographer: Mike Dooley (Warwick, Rhode Island, United States) Registered
Mike Dooley is a full time Software Quality Assurance Engineer by day, and an avid photographer in the rest of his free time. He is currently located in Warwick, Rhode Island, and spend much of his free time exploring every nook and cranny of the state. His home state is small in terms of actual size, but large and rich in our diversity. While the state is noted for its beautiful beaches right on the Atlantic Ocean, there are also endless miles of coastline ringing Narragansett Bay. Once away from the coastline one can find many acres of woodlands, farms and parks. It is many of these sites that he shares with everyone through his photography!
Mike believes photography is an art that lets loose the creative part of who he is. He enjoys all forms of photography, and his goal is to show things that perhaps one sees on a regular basis, but in a different way, a way that perhaps will make one stop and wonder. From a grand landscape to a simple pair of basketball sneakers left in the middle of the floor. He is an active member of PSRI, a local photography club that is a tremendous source of knowledge, friendship and inspiration.