As the night falls in Stephen C Foster State Park, the Milky Way galaxy emerges like a celestial highway, its luminous trail stretching across the sky, guiding us towards the horizon and beyond. Okefenokee swamp, a vast expanse of wetland wilderness, comes to life after dark, showcasing the incredible splendor of the universe. In late September, the luminous band of the Milky Way flawlessly converges with the road, while the core of the galaxy looms just above the horizon. Stephen C Foster State Park is recognized as a gold-tier dark sky place, this hidden gem is a haven for astrophotographers and stargazers alike in the southeast. Past the canoe launch there is an open space where photographers and astronomers can setup their gears to capture the deep mysteries of the cosmos. Gazing up at the stars, one can experience the true beauty and power of the universe in a way that is unlike anything else on Earth. Lying under a blanket of stars, we are filled with a sense of awe and magic that is simply unforgettable.
Exposure time 28s at f2.8; ISO 6400. Shot using Nikon D810 and Nikkor 14-24mm at 14mm mounted on Star adventurer tracker.
Galactic Highway – The road leads where the eyes follow