Collectible Fine Art Photography Lighthouse Montauk NY"The Sentinel". The very first image I created when I embarked on the road to becoming a fine art photographer. Having been a working commercial photographer for more than 20 years I had established a fairly successful career capturing the types of images that my clients demanded of me. At this juncture I wanted to do some personal work...the kind of imagery that I wanted to do for myself. As an avid motorcycle rider I travel as often as I can and visit many beautiful destinations. This picture was made just 80 miles from my home in Montauk, New York. The legendary lighthouse at Montauk Point is one of the most recognizable landmarks on the east end of Long Island out past the Hamptons. The image was captured at dawn on a cold spring morning as the sun rose over the Atlantic Ocean into a bank of low lying clouds. By balancing my camera for the tungsten lighting around the exterior of the structure I was able to render the morning sky in a deep shade of blue. "The Sentinel", by virtue of being the first of my fine art editions, is considered highly collectible. The limited edition of 10 prints is almost sold out in the large scale size. There are still quite a few of the smaller 8" X 12" limited edition signed & matted prints available. If you are contemplaing investing in a limited edition Michael ONeill fine art photograph this may be the one for you.