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Postby Gary Martin » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:13 pm


There are some things that having an ultrawide like a 14 mm f/2.8 lets you do that you just couldn't do at a longer focal length. This shot was taken yesterday from the watch room of the Tarrytown lighthouse on the Hudson River looking up into the lantern room, which is off limits to visitors, at a true 14 mm.

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Here's another shot at 14 mm from the watch room. I've seen many lantern rooms with deck prisms to provide light into the watch room, but have never before seen deck "portholes" for want of something better to call them. Anyone have anything on the history of these?

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Postby Hersh » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:59 pm


The shot of those portholes looks like a cheesy flying saucer from a '50s sci-fi flick. Love it!
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Postby ericlighthouse » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:32 pm


Neat.
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Postby Gary Martin » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:14 pm


I hadn't thought about the 50's sci-fi angle, Hersh, but you're right :!:
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