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A sky filled with stars and the half light of the moon make for an enchanted night on the lost coast of Tutuila, American Samoa. I took this 2 nights before the big Tsunami.

This is a blend of 2 exposures, one for the stop action motion of the blowhole and one for the stars. A bright 3/4 moon was positioned behind me, giving perfect illumination to the foreground scene but still allowing the stars in the background to show themselves.

It all had to come together perfectly to get this shot: A big swell at High tide well after dark with a bright moon behind me to illuminate the foreground, no wind in the palms and and no clouds to obscure the stars. And yes, this is the rainy South Pacific so getting all of those elements together happens only a few times a year! I felt extremely lucky to get this shot!

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