10/19/20 East Point Lighthouse Shipwreck ...... Sunset & Painting with Light

Thunderbolt Photographics  - Photography by Tom Holding
Thunderbolt Photographics - Photography by Tom Holding
Public group

East Point Lighthouse

10 Lighthouse Rd · Heislerville, NJ

How to find us

We will meet at the Lighthouse Parking lot by 3:15PM

Location image of event venue


Our subject will be the East Point Lighthouse shipwreck, in the magic hour, sunset, and light painted against the backdrop of the Delaware Bay Sunset. Utilizing manual settings, tripods, and my light painting equipment, we will balance the light value between the shipwreck and the sunset. We will spend the early time in the area surrounding the wreck, with shells, vegetation, and sand patterns that will also occupy your time and camera.

The shipwreck is deteriorating so this photo opportunity will not be around probably past this year.

Once gathered at the Lighthouse parking lot by 3:30PM, we will proceed by car to a private parking area close to the wreck for the shoot. Sunset is at 6:14 PM and low tide is at 6:35 PM - perfect ! The date selection of the workshop is to match the times of sunset and low tide for the best compositions and visibility of the wreck. We will begin shooting the shells, sand ripples, etc. by 3:40PM. As the sunset begins, we turn our attention to the shipwreck. and continue through the sunset and into the afterglow.

You will need a DSLR, wide to about 135mm lens, tripod, shutter release or operation of your self timer, and a personal flashlight. Also, you will need to know how to set your camera on manual, adjust the ISO, F stop, and shutter speed. I will be doing the light painting with my equipment.

Visit the outstanding East Point Lighthouse prior to our meeting time for additional image opportunities.