Quabbin Reservoir, MA
This is an image I've been wanting to capture for sometime. I'm looking south on one of my favorite stretches of shoreline in the Quabbin Reservoir. I knew I could expect the Milky Way to be there on a clear night I just needed to figure out the time of night. This time of year 2:30am works. As seems to always be the case, I scouted this spot and comp a few days earlier and found this lone rock off the shore that I could walk to without getting that wet (when I scouted it-that is). On this particular morning there were a few challenges. One, the water level was higher than when I had scouted it so I had to splash through the water to get to my rock. Two, the temperatures were colder than I expected so standing there soaking wet for 30 seconds with each attempt was a bit challenging. Three, the cold temps (32 dgrees) caused surface fog that rolled in off the water and covered my lens with condensation every few attempts. I'm sure there was a moose or cyote off in the woods laughing there ass off at me but It was well worth the frozen fingers and toes!!! Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.