Lee Hartley wrote:
While shooting long exposure night shots at Watson Mill State Park, my brother Joe and I both caught this iridium flare by accident. Look closely in the upper right quadrant and you will also find the Andromeda galaxy peeking through the clouds.
Nikon D5300.. 18-55mm lens at 18mm.. 20 sec – f3.5 – 1600 iso
Mild enhancements of RAW image in Lightroom 5.
Thank you, Lee and Joe! Love the juxtaposition of old and new in this photo.
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