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Milky Way stretches over our tent near Green Sand Beach, South Point Big Island Hawaii | by DougUrquhart
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Milky Way stretches over our tent near Green Sand Beach, South Point Big Island Hawaii

Karen and I enjoyed solitude all night long at our improv back-country camp @ Green Sand Beach on the southern most point of the Big Island. The clouds parted for clear, dark skies all night long while we battled mini-sand storms at sea level.

 

I quickly snapped this shot (composite of 3 photos: 2 photos 'wide' with a 3rd photo blended in for the trail left by my headlamp) in between the two time-lapse set-ups of the Milky Way featured in this video:

vimeo.com/29117132

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Taken on August 29, 2011