This week’s Fan Photo of the Week was made by John Lincourt, from Lincoln, Rhode Island. He tells us:
This is Goat Island Lighthouse, in the middle of Newport (RI) Harbor, with the iconic Newport Bridge is in the background. I got this photo during a harbor cruise I took with my wife earlier this summer. You can’t quite get this view from any accessible vantage points on land, so I was really happy when the captain steered the boat around the island. This was only the first time I had taken the 50-150 lens out, and I had just picked this lens up second hand–I was very happy with the results!
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 50-150 f2.8 (1st generation)
Focal Length: 68mm
Exposure Time:1/500 sec
exposure Bias- -0.3 step
metering mode: pattern
Mode: Aperture Priority
About John Lincourt:
I am a Rhode Island based photographer who specializes in nautical and landscape photography.
I’ve been into photography pretty much all my life, mostly shooting 35 mm film. That meant that I had to really think about what I shot, the exposure and the composition or I lost the memory. Around 2005 I switched to digital. This gave me the opportunity to really explore both the limits of my camera equipment and to experiment and practice, practice, practice. The result has been an exponential jump in the quality of my pictures. At least in my eye.
I love experimenting whenever I can. I learn something every time I go out to shoot. Every time I look at a subject to shoot, I try to look for a unique viewpoint. I want the shot that most people won’t get. I love details too. Sometimes the smallest details make the greatest impressions.
What’s on my wish list? I’d eventually like to upgrade my trusted old 17-70 f2.8-4 & yes that new lens I just bought, the 50-150 F2.8 to current models since both lenses predate OS. They’re both great lenses and I’ll always have both of them in my kit, but it’d be nice to have a current copy of each of those lenses. My next purchase though will probably be the new 18-35 f1.8. Having that f1.8 and the zoom will open up so many possibilities. And maybe sometime in the far future, the 120-300 f2.8.
And if you are in Providence in the near future, you can view more of John’s work at the Save the Bay Center’s Art show. Click for details!
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