“Massachusetts State Senator Peleg Coffin of Nantucket requested a lighthouse at Gay Head in 1796 because of the heavy maritime traffic passing through Vineyard Sound. The passage between the Gay Head cliffs and the Elizabeth Islands was treacherous because of the long underwater obstruction called Devil’s Bridge that extends out from Gay Head.”
History of the Gay Head Lighthouse
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Jeff described the process of shooting “Gay Head Lighthouse at Night,” one of his most popular works: “Night shots are typically long exposures of several seconds. The problem was keeping the beam of light fixed as opposed to rotating 360 degrees. The solution was [to make] multiple short exposures on one piece of film with the beam of light in the same position at each exposure. The turret rotates every 14 seconds, so I brought a digital stopwatch with me and set it to beep each time the beam was where I wanted it. It took me three months to figure it out. I had to wait for a full moon to backlight the lighthouse and cliffs.”
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Edgartown Lighthouse is a relocation of an 1881 cast-iron tower from Crane’s Beach in Ipswich. The lighthouse was disassembled and brought by barge to Edgartown.
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Dawn light casts such unusual colors that you might think they’ve been manipulated using computer software. Not so, says the artist. “I’m actually color-blind, so I really can’t fiddle around with the pieces. If I did, the colors might end up all wrong.
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