Living in North Carolina in a region where light pollution is fairly manageable to capture the stars, I still never knew there where any places right at home where I could capture this level of beauty. For this first image, I went on a short hike in the dark, in Graveyard Fields, just on the parkway. now I am not scared of the dark in any sense, but when you are alone in the middle of the mountains, at night, the mind starts playing tricks on itself. I managed to avoid the fear of whatever may lurk in the dark, and capture some fairly decent astro shots. Very pleasing to me!