Spiraling Up: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, April 2004 Looking up the stairs of the Bodie Island Lighthouse. Unfortunately this was as far as we could go, as the lighthouse is closed except for the ground floor. As a photography sidenote, this was when I learned about the coolness that is ISO. I was taking another shot looking up the stairwell and used my flash. I was disappointed with the results, which must have been apparent on my face because a gentleman waiting to take his own similar shot suggested that I’d get better results using no flash and a higher ISO. He took his shot and we compared results. I then happily took this shot using his suggestion. (via Robby Edwards’ Photos)