Lily Bay Beach, Moosehead Lake, Maine
Recently I went on a week-long photo excursion around Moosehead Lake in Maine to capture the autumn foliage and night sky. This is the beach at the Lily Bay State Park around 9:30 PM in early October. We were stuck with a lot of clouds this particular evening. I made the best of it and shot with a high ISO to capture more of the light pollution and make it look like a sunset. The light to the left is coming from Greenville and I’m going to guess that the light on the right is coming from Rockwood. The hazy bright star to the right of the Milky Way is Vega, and the one to the left is Altair.
Nikon D700 & 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 3200, and 30 seconds. 13 photos stitched.
More night photos in my gallery: http://galleries.aaronpriestphoto.com/Night
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