Low tide, clear skies, new moon, and milky way season at Samuel H Boardman State Park, OR. I shot this back in mid October during part of a two day "rush" Oregon coast astrophotography trip planned to take advantage of these near perfect conditions for star enthusiasts. I sat here on the beach in shorts through the various stages of twilight, and right to this moment when the stars were revealed. I'm always awe struck by the natural transitions of light earth goes through even after sundown and I find it some of the best times to get lost in thought. With not even a breeze from sunset to midnight, a very fine ocean mist settled into the various coves around the park and lingered a couple of meters above ground. It helped create a beautiful soft horizon where the stars were able to soft, yet sharply disappear into the sea. A very memorable evening evening, Best viewed with a dark background!
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