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This vantage point for photographing the Milky Way through a sea cave on the coast of Maine only lines up in the beginning of the calendar year. We've been trying to get this shot for a few years now and we finally got to do it after some meticulous planning - the time of year, the moon phase, the tide phase and of course the weather. After seeing a few other shots from this location where the cave was very dark, we wanted to make sure we captured as much detail inside the cave as possible so we used an LED panel to light it up. A total of 5 photos were blended for the finished image.
Single exposure using an LED panel to light the foreground - taken at the end of our Acadia National Park workshop in June 2018.
Illusory = based on illusion; not real
Looking Glass = mirror
This panorama of the full arc of the Milky Way and the moon rising was captured at Loon Island Lighthouse in NH. The "clouds" emanating from the center were added in post and the image was flipped to create the mirror effect. This image is one of our best selling prints and looks incredible on metal at almost 5 feet wide.