I’ve wanted to photograph the Milky Way for some time now, but living in the Atlanta suburbs the light pollution doesn’t allow us to see it with the naked eye. While vacationing in North Carolina, I was able to go down to the beach where there was almost no light pollution. Not only could I see the Milky Way but I was able to make a photograph of it. Below is my very first shot of the Milky Way, not just for this night, but my first shot ever of the Milky Way! I can’t wait to visit other places that lack light pollution, so I can make more photos of these beautiful stars.