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Photo Info

Dimensions7200 x 4800
Original file size14.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken26-Jun-20 10:23
Date modified1-Jul-20 19:59
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D850
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.4
Exposure1/125 at f/8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+1 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Battery Duportail

Battery Duportail

Battery Duportail was built across the original parade ground at Fort Morgan for coastal defense at Mobile Bay in 1899, just before the Spanish-American War. The battery held two 12-inch guns on disappearing mounts. The guns were mounted on the mezzanine above, while shells and powder were kept in the magazines below. The cart track in the foreground was used to move shells and powder into position.

I used a fisheye lens for this photo, which creates the curves in the lines of the cart track, stairs, and rails. I decided that black-and-white worked better for portraying the gritty surfaces of the weathered structure.

Date: 26 June 2020
Location: Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Alabama, United States
Original resolution: 45 MP
Processing: Processed from RAW using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 9