Acadia National Park - Aaron Priest Photography
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Milky Way from Ocean Path

Venkat Pakala and I shot this shortly before astronomical dawn on June 18, 2015, 01:56 AM from the cliffs of Ocean Path along the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park, Maine. Thunder Hole is the outcrop into the ocean in the foreground with Otter Cliff far off on the horizon. High tide was at 12:23 AM and was on its way out. This was a test shot before shooting a spherical panorama that I’m currently working on.

Camera settings: 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 5000, 20 seconds for the sky and 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 5000, 158 seconds for the ground.

Equipment used: Nikon D810, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, Promote Control, and Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod w/ leveling base & multi-row panning head. Long exposure noise reduction via Pixel Fixer, RAW conversion via Lightroom, and manually blended via masks in Photoshop.

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From Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island