Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse Sunset

This past weekend I drove out to Tarrytown (Sleepy Hollow) New York which is right on the Hudson River near the Tappan Zee Bridge.  The lighthouse overlooks the Hudson River, north of New York City.  I was going to shoot sunset since the sun is setting behind the Hudson River in the summer.

20170729_195422The lighthouse was open at Kingsland Park which has easy access to the waterfront.  After about a ten minute walk you arrive at the little lighthouse which sits on an island with a bridge to access.

I set up my tripod with a good angle for a leading line with the bridge and then I was going to let the sun set on the horizon on the right hand side of the photo.  The sun was initially behind the lighthouse when I started.  I was hoping to have the sun peak through during the video and then set on the horizon.

Tarrytown Lighthouse-1As the sun set, I changed my shutter speed. I was using manual exposure, auto white balance, at f/11, ISO 400 with my 28 mm f/2.8 prime lens.  My initial shutter speed was 1/200 seconds and I ended at 5 seconds with 594 total phots at 8 second intervals.  The color in the sky turned a great orange / pink / purple color as the sun set.  The colors were awesome all around too.  See below for the Tappan Zee Bridge!


Overall this turned out really nice!  I would definitely recommend this spot for a nice afternoon trip!

Tarrytown Lighthouse-414Thanks for reading!


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