Bodie Island Light with Milky Way

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    My favorite lighthouse is undergoing restoration and is currently dark. Massive appreciation to Bruce and Cheryl Roberts of Outer Banks Lighthouse Society for their tireless efforts in spearheading the project!

    www.outerbankslighthousesociety.org/index.html

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    1. jeepernestino 44 months ago | reply

      Wow. Great shot! Really

    2. _Val W 44 months ago | reply

      Wow just amazing....

    3. deFle 44 months ago | reply

      Very well done !

    4. Amr Tahtawi Photography 44 months ago | reply

      Simply magical scene, shot with magical talented eyes. well done.

    5. VeeDubMan 44 months ago | reply

      Beautifully done!

    6. The Astroflash 44 months ago | reply

      Humbling. Thank you.

    7. Frodo1967 43 months ago | reply

      Very nice! Great view! Love the stars! :)

    8. John_Nikon_D5000 42 months ago | reply

      Oh wow, what a shot ;- )

    9. Alshareef Hashim 41 months ago | reply

      Very very nice shot!

    10. JeffSFO 41 months ago | reply

      Stunning shot, Mark. I really like the perspective and how it hints at the frightening scale of the size of the Milky Way compared to us.

    11. scott80128 38 months ago | reply

      great capture

    12. MurrayH77 34 months ago | reply

      Outstanding shot! Instant fave.

    13. Colorado Scenics 33 months ago | reply

      Ka-pow!!

      Great!!!

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    14. Joe Franklin Photography 10 months ago | reply

      A beautiful astro shot.

    15. Ipp14 - www.stephenippolitophoto.com 9 months ago | reply

      Really nice, this wasn't taken during a new moon was it? Was there moonlight at all? The reason I ask is I am going to the outerbanks first week of August and would like to get some Milky Way pics over light house, but it's not during a new moon

    16. icecubephoto - trying to catch up 9 months ago | reply

      Oops, sorry for the late reply. This was taken in a moonless sky, but light from the keepers' quarters illuminated the tower, hence the yellow color cast.
      You'll see when you get there, but to save you a bit of time I can suggest you head behind the lighthouse and to the left to take the walkway out to the marsh. That's the only dry option for getting the angle you will want. To save you a bit of blood I can suggest some DEET as the Outer Banks mosquitoes are legendary for their thirst, numbers, and lifting power.

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