Points of Light on Martins Pond
Beautiful Martins Pond is located about a mile and a half south of Fosters Pond. For this image I chose an exposure of about 30 seconds, short enough to keep the stars pretty pinpoints, as they appeared to me when I was there. A few clouds were drifting by to add interest, and the blurs in the water are from leaves in motion.
At the time I was taking this I was very curious about the odd light pattern I could see on the shore just left of center, but couldn't make out in detail. This turned out to be light rays caused by artificial lights in a cottage coming through the windows and being filtered by the branches of nearby evergreen trees -- very much the way the sun sometimes makes sun rays near trees in the early morning.