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It was surprising how prominently the Milky Way was from a location so close to San Francisco. The light pollution is visible (especially on the left side) but doesn't manage to overwhelm the beauty of the Milky Way to the west thanks to a huge dark Pacific Ocean.

Image Notes: two exposures, one for foreground and one for sky. Blended with luminosity masking and light painting by me with a Nitecore EA4 neutral LED flashlight.

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