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Galaxy Cove Vista Revisited

To see a vista like this takes patience, hiking, and a camera. Patience was needed
in searching out just the right place and waiting for just the right time. A short hike
was needed to reach this rugged perch above a secluded cove in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State
Park in California, USA. And a camera was needed for the long exposure required to bring
out the faint light from stars and nebulae in the background Milky Way galaxy. Moonlight
illuminated the hidden beach and inlet behind nearby trees in the above composite image taken
last month. Usually obscured McWay Falls is visible just below the image center, while the
Pacific Ocean is in view to its right. The above image is a high-resolution sequel to a similar
image that appeared last year.