Contemplate the Light
Starlight and stardust showing through the atmosphere and light pollution over a sedge wetland on a wildlife management area in central Minnesota.
Found just the right spot to minimize the effect of city light on the horizon and also get some star reflections. This image resulted from auto-aligning 7 images during post-processing to account for star movement, then median-stacking the images to reduce the digital noise in the long exposures, and finally applying selective luminosity masks to bring out the subtleties of the Milky Way.
An added bonus was experiencing a beautiful chorus of wood frogs and chorus frogs in the wetland in front of me.
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