night photography, moonrise, milky way, light painting, Patrick Zephyr, Quabbin Reservoir, Massachusetts, landscape photography, photo

Moment in Time

Quabbin Reservoir, MA

The Milky Way has been elusive this year. It seems that clear moonless nights are hard to come by. That's what makes it so special when it does happen!! This is another capture that sat in my mind for years waiting for the right conditions. They finally came together for one special night last month. Crescent moonrise under the Milky Way. The big challenge with this capture was leaving my camera just inches from the surface of the fast moving current (my tripod was set up in the water) while I ran to my spot (I'm standing on a rock). It was a long 30 seconds of imagining my equipment not being there when I got back!!! I guess it would have been less stressful if I had someone with me :-). Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.

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