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Nicholas Holshouser
Lake Phelps, Creswell, North Carolina, USA
06:33 am

Equipment Details:

Nikon Z6, Irix 15mm f/2.8, LonelySpec Purenight didymium filter

Post-processing Details:

Adjusted shadows and highlights to help bring out the foreground and to get Jupiter to be visible low on the horizon

Image Details:

Lake Phelps is North Carolina's second largest natural lake. It has a surface area of 16,600 acres, and it is located primarily in Washington County on the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula between the Albemarle Sound and the Pamlico Sound. I wanted a shot of the crescent moon with Mars and Antares early on Monday morning, and was hoping to be able to spot Jupiter as well low on the horizon. Well, Mars and Antares are easy to see, and if you look very close above the tree line at left you can just make out Jupiter.