Martian Lighthouse

Posted by Da Bear
on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Yes, that is Martian light being reflected onto Blue Lake, a secluded alpine lake in Modoc County, California. We had scouted the shooting location earlier that day, and drove up again, after midnigh, with a group of five astrophotographers, hoping our numbers would scare off any nocturnal feeding bears. Our primary concern was that the winds would remain calm, and the skies cloudless and clear. After a short hike, we set up and shot for 40 minutes, when the winds decided to start up again. Besides my wife and I, we were joined by Jon Talbot and two other attendees of the 2018 Stellarvue Deep Sky Star Party (DSSP)at the Likely Resort, in Likely Ca

Nikon D750, Nikon 20mm f/2.8 len, ISO 6400, 20 second exposure, RSS tripod. Edited in Adobe Lightroom and Apple Preview tools. Not a constructed image. Copyright Lee DeCovnick 07/2018 All Rights Reserved.
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