Interesting Photo of the Day: Milky Way Over Brule River

Brule River in Minnesota is a really interesting, or should we say mysterious, geographical formation. That’s because half of the river simply vanishes on its way to Lake Superior. At a waterfall, a jutting projection of a hard volcanic rock splits the river in half. The left fork drops into the falls, while the right fork disappears into a huge pothole called the Devil’s Kettle. We’re sure there must be some sort of scientific explanation, but to witness this mystery is surely fascinating. Photographer Vincent Ledvina shot the “Upper Falls'”waterfall of the river on a perfect summer night, and it clearly shows how the Devil’s Kettle isn’t the only thing that’s mesmerizing about this place:

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“Milky Way Over Brule River, Minnesota” by Vincent Ledvina (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

The image is a composite of two shots that Ledvina took during different hours of the day using his Sony A7RII and 20mm f/1.8 G lens. The foreground is an exposure of 3 seconds that he took at f/11 and ISO 100 that he took during the blue hour. The sky on the other hand is a 15 seconds exposure that he took at f/1.8 and ISO 6400 during the night.

“The North Shore of Minnesota is so beautiful and it’s a privilege to shoot the beautiful scenery there.”

This image is a fantastic example of how things are beautiful not only on the earth but beyond our planet as well. Even though the fall is a short one, the perfect duration of long exposure has added so much life to it. It appears so lively yet dreamy. And then there’s the Milky Way on the night sky that perfectly balances the captivating scenery at the bottom.

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