Nighttime Splendor

Photograph and text by Barb Moulinier
From the April 2018 Issue

 My husband and I have been members of the Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association for many years and always enjoy watching the sunsets on the bay. But this one winter’s night was very special. The air was cold, crisp and clear. No wind, no moon, just darkness. We just sat on the beach enjoying the quiet, watching the blue lights of the Indian River Bridge and seeing hundreds of stars — especially the familiar grouping called Orion. I felt at peace. 

This was my opportunity to capture this special evening, so I grabbed my tripod and camera and began to use a combination of settings for this time exposure. After numerous attempts, I had captured the beautiful southern sky in all its splendor for me to remember this moment in time. 

Editor’s note: This image was the Grand Prize winner in the 2017 Southern Delaware Tourism Photo Contest

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