Sunrise over the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse by JHRphotoART

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Sunrise over the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse by Yani ( please view large).

Location > Ulster County > New York > USA.
View from Lighthouse Park on west side of the Hudson River.
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm f / 2.8
Filter: UV (B+W) & Neutral Circular Polarizer (HOYA)
Tripod: Yes
Exposure: Aperture priority, f/16, 1/5 Sec. ISO 200
Bracketing: -1,0,+1 > Photomatix Pro
PP in Photoshop CS4


  • FEATURED in A Place To Call Home AUG 25 10
  • FEATURED in All About Lighthouses AUG 29 10


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The Esopus Meadows Lighthouse, fondly nicknamed the “Maid of the Meadows”, was completed in 1871. It replaced an earlier structure built in 1839 on land ceded to the United States Government from the state of New York. A lighthouse was needed on the Hudson River to warn mariners of the mud flats known as the Esopus Meadows located off the western shore of the river.
The lighthouse was built on a new foundation, located to the south of the former location, traces of which are still visible on the adjoining small island. Two hundred and fifty piles, each 40 feet long, were driven into the river bottom. They were cut off three feet below the mean water mark, capped with 12 inch square timbers and topped with a deck of three-inch pine. Granite blocks were stacked 16 feet high producing a pier with a diameter 49 feet at the base and 46 feet at the top. On top of this pier was built a wooden keeper’s dwelling with a mansard roof and clapboard exterior. Inside the house is a kitchen, sitting room and equipment room on the first floor and three bedrooms and a bath on the second.
The light tower extends above the living quarters with an octagonal deck housing the light. Situated 53 feet above the mean water line, the lantern room contained an optic fifth-order Fresnel lens providing a 270 degree arc of light that was visible for 12 nautical miles.













Janusz, known by friends as Yani and his wife Renata are a husband and wife with a passion for photography, painting, drawing, and art design.
Recently photography has become their main favorite past time with a special focus on scenic and nature photography.
They always strive to capture the mysterious beauty of nature by using inventive techniques and materials.

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  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    Hey!! Cool~!! Glad to see you traveling north toward my world.. south tho this may be.. Love feel to this and interpretation of this amazing place x

  • Howdy Maureen !
    Just a quick ride up north and we’re there. We’re visiting the Catskills very often lately.

    – JHRphotoART

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Fabulous !

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Amazing shot. Nice filter. Gorgeous details.

  • Hi Rodeorose !
    I really enjoy results with that new Hoya filter. It’s really excellent piece of glass.
    Best regards Yani

    – JHRphotoART

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Yani awesome shot buddy love the hues and depth to this !

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful!

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    Just gorgeous.

  • rjheller1150
    rjheller1150over 4 years ago

    Very Nice……..

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 4 years ago


  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Looks so soft! XXSUEXX

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