Last night was clear, but misty. I went out at 8pm to see what I could capture. I ended up at Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu.

The pond was calm and slightly enshrouded in mist, but the sky was completely clear. I managed to get several decent shots, although the challenge is always trying to improve the quality and brightness for publishing!

Several cars went past on the roads around the pond, so I made use of them for light trails, while still keeping the exposure time down to around 20 seconds maximum to prevent star trails from forming.

On the way back home I stopped in Beaulieu and found a row of cottages with their chimneys gently exhaling smoke into the clear night sky.

All in all, a good evening out I think!

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