This weekend brought sever thunderstorms and spectacular lighting and was followed by a beautiful sunset. I had been watching this carnival setting up all week on my ride home from work, and had hoped to get there for a few pictures. Saturday evening, after the storms passed, the opportunity to shoot the carnival with the brilliant sunset in the background presented itself.
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I didn't expect to be able to compose the Milky Way over the city. In fact, later on when all was dark the light pollution swallowed up and hid any sign of stars anywhere near the city. But at 9:30 p.m., when this picture was taken, the stars were still visible as was the Milky Way. It just shows you what is right on top of us but hidden from view because of all the light pollution. Downtown Spokane is located just to the right of the center on the horizon.
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