Monday, January 07, 2008
St. Augustine Lighthouse
My wife Debbie and I have just returned from a weekend trip to St. Augustine, FL. St. Augustine is a beautiful historic city and I would recommend visiting if you have an opportunity to do so. The city has a history dating back more than 400 years, the city was founded in 1565 making it the oldest city in the U.S. For more history of St. Augustine click HERE.
While in St. Augustine, my wife and I attended a ghost hunt at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. This was a perfect opportunity to test my new Nikon D-300's high ISO/low noise quality of this camera. It was also the first time I had used "auto ISO" programing in a camera.
The St. Augustine Lighthouse rises 165 feet above sea level and contains 219 steps. At the top, a first order Fresnel lens serves the beacon. The St. Augustine lens consists of 370 hand-cut glass prisms arranged in a beehive shape towering twelve feet tall and six feet in diameter.
I am totally thrilled with my new camera! Here are several other shots to look at from my trip.