Art of Martha's Vineyard: Lighthouses

by Jeffrey Serusa

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Giclée fine art print on canvas. Shipped unframed only. * Sizes are listed as width x height.

55" x 15" - $1250.00 + $35 shipping

74" x 20" - $2600.00 + $35 shipping

106" x 31" - $4500.00 + $35 shipping

Gay Head Lighthouse at Night

Before the town was renamed "Aquinnah"

Jeff described the process of shooting “Gay Head Lighthouse at Night,” one of his 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 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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Name Changes of Town of Aquinnah

The Englishman Bartholomew Gosnold, the first European to explore the area, called the headland “Dover Cliff” in 1602, after the famous formation on the English Channel. The Gay Head name was in common usage by the 1660s. In 1998, the name of the town of Gay Head was changed to Aquinnah, which roughly means “end of the island,” to better reflect the heritage of its residents.

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