Night Shore

This is a 180 second time exposure from Arch Rock in Point Reyes looking northwest up the coast towards Limantour, Drakes Bay, and the Point Reyes lighthouse.

You can see Venus bright in the sky, the trail of an airplane meandering across the sky, and many stars. Although the waves were crashing below where I was standing with my camera and tripod, and there was quite a wind (blowing the clouds seen in this image), for some reason the long exposure flattened the ocean. I think if you look carefully you can even see reflected stars.

To learn more about night photography, check out Digital Darkness and On Night Photography.

This entry was posted in Digital Night, Landscape, Photography, Point Reyes.

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