This is by far the most difficult image I've ever shot and stitched, but also the one image I've wanted above all since I started my astro journey. The amount of failed attempts we've had trying to pull this off have been so insanely frustrating that I almost gave up on it.
Not this night though!! While it looks quite calm in the image, it was anything but. A nasty storm had just swept the country so the conditions were far from ideal, but I knew it was the only clear night with a low tide at the right time I was going to get for a while. The tides were big and messy so Jarrad was constantly watching the water telling me when to brace and hold the tripod while I frantically tried to get a pano or 2 with the little time we had.
I've unfinished business with this place yet. I've got one more shot in mind before MW season ends, let's hope I don't have to wait another 18 months to get it.
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