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View from a Pacific coast mountaintop

San Francisco photographer Meggie Raeder captures the view from Fremont Peak, near San Francisco.

View larger. | The view from Fremont Peak, near San Francisco, on July 18, 2013, by Meggie Raeder.

View larger. | The view from Fremont Peak, near San Francisco, on July 18, 2013, by Meggie Raeder. Visit Meggie’s website.

Meggie Raeder wrote:

Living in the San Francisco Bay Are with its light pollution, it is getting harder and harder to find ‘dark sky’ to capture the night sky and the Milky Way. Last Tuesday, I drove south and camped on one of the coastal mountain tops with view to the east for the Milky Way and the west towards the Pacific. Around midnight, I captured the western view with the ~70% moon illuminating the meadow and woodlands. Rotation around Polaris was an extra bonus.

Nikon D700 with Nikkor 14-24mm lens, Monfrotto Tripod and Right Stuff Ball Head, Intervelometer.

Photoshop CS6 with small light adjustment.

Deborah Byrd

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