Having the wonderful opportunity to start a new light painting project with community of Swan's Island earlier in the evening, I was hoping to capture the night sky afterward (in the wee morning hours). Hopped in bed around 11:00 pm with heavy cloud cover. Woke up around 1:00 am to check the cloud cover, no clouds and the moon was setting - great conditions for night sky photography. Drove around Swan's Island concluding with the lighthouse as the last stop. I was able to frame the Milky Way arching over Burnt Coat Harbor Light. This was literally the last shot of the evening. Special thanks to Rob for hosting us on the Sunbeam and Heather for providing island transportation. To learn how to create images like this, consider taking one of my nature photography workshops in Acadia National Park.
EXIF data: Nikon D800, 24-70mm @ 24mm, f/2.8, 20 secs, ISO 2000, 5/8/14, 3:33 AM