Day vs Night

The same scenery in Cedar Key, Florida captured at different times.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Ground Control to Major Tom
Image taken in Cedar Key, Florida. I’m not exactly sure what the almost vertical light streak is on the left side of the image - satellite or airplane or rocket? This is a single 60 second exposure at ISO 6400 and f/2.8; really nice and dark conditions! 
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Ground Control to Major Tom

Image taken in Cedar Key, Florida. I’m not exactly sure what the almost vertical light streak is on the left side of the image - satellite or airplane or rocket? This is a single 60 second exposure at ISO 6400 and f/2.8; really nice and dark conditions! 

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

The Moon and Stars
28 images combined, each with a 15 second exposure. Taken around 8:30pm at Caspersen Beach, Florida. Stacked using Waguila’s star stacker program and the star spikes program for the diffraction effect. 
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

The Moon and Stars

28 images combined, each with a 15 second exposure. Taken around 8:30pm at Caspersen Beach, Florida. Stacked using Waguila’s star stacker program and the star spikes program for the diffraction effect. 

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Magic
Call it magic; call it true. Call it magic, when I’m with you. Taken last night at Caspersen Beach, Florida. It was a magical view! 
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Magic

Call it magic; call it true. Call it magic, when I’m with you. Taken last night at Caspersen Beach, Florida. It was a magical view! 

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Our Universe
The Milky Way as seen from Cedar Key, Florida in this 70 second exposure at ISO 6400. 
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Our Universe

The Milky Way as seen from Cedar Key, Florida in this 70 second exposure at ISO 6400. 

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

It’s All So Far Away
Standing alone in the middle of the dark empty space
A cool steady breeze blowing from the North
The Milky Way shining brightly to the South
You realize you are but a mere speck of life in this vast Universe
You better make it count.
Photo taken in Cedar Key, Florida.
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil 

It’s All So Far Away

Standing alone in the middle of the dark empty space

A cool steady breeze blowing from the North

The Milky Way shining brightly to the South

You realize you are but a mere speck of life in this vast Universe

You better make it count.

Photo taken in Cedar Key, Florida.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil 

August 11’s Moon Rise

I went to Marineland Beach in Florida which faces the East in order to watch the moon rise. The horizon itself was cloudy so the moon showed itself when it was well above the water. It was so beautiful though and the diffused light from the clouds made the light all the more warmer. I was all alone at the beach and I had the Walter Mitty Soundtrack playing while waiting and eating a sandwich I brought along. It was well worth the wait and the trip! 

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil