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On The Precipice

Here's one from the summer archives, from my trip to the Bold Coast of Maine back in early August. The green and magenta stripes at the bottom of the sky are airglow, light emitted from various reactions going on in the upper atmosphere (not aurora), which wasn't visible to my eye but the camera caught lots of it. The bright light hitting the cliff on the right side of the image is from West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, just up the coast a little ways. Climbing up onto this narrow cliff in the dark with big waves crashing nearby was pretty wild and a little harrowing. In fact I felt so precarious on the ledge that I didn't stay long enough to do my normal set of foreground exposures, so the foreground of the cliff at the bottom of the image is actually out of focus, although you can't tell in a tiny web image.

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