Early Morning the Beach!
4am! Cold out (at least for here 33 degrees). Skies Clear! Lots of stars!
Kingsley Park, Southport,(Brunswick County), NC
Caswell Beach (Brunswick County), NC
Oak Island Pier, Oak Island (Brunswick County), NC
The plan was shooting the milky way at Bodie Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, near Nags Head, NC. Arrived, some sunset pictures , and while waiting, I set up camera for star trails. About 40 minutes of 30 sec. f4, ISO 640, Canon 6D, Canon 17-40 f4L lens at 20mm.
On May 27 at 11:30 pm Southport (Brunswick County), NC turned of all the electricity to the town for 2 hours of system maintenance. No street lights, no traffic lights. Lots of opportunity for unique images. Normally several street lights would have made this image much less interesting. Still lots of light form the Moon.