The other weekend a group of us visited Helen, Georgia to see the alpine village and the beautiful countryside where we rented a mountain cabin in Sautee Nacoochee. I've been to Helen before, but I don't remember it having it that Myrtle Beach gift shop kitsch and literally I had no idea that the alpine village was “made up” to increase tourism back in the 1960's so I guess it worked as Oktoberfest is really quite the big deal there.
We built a fire a few nights back at the cabin. Campfires are fun. It wasn't until I walked away for a bit and looked up into the sky when I realized how great the view actually was. My friend Barry painted some of the trees with a smartphone in a few of the shots, but the interesting thing was what we found in two of them, a long horizontal streak going from the left to the right. It was a 30 second exposure and the only thing I can think of is that we captured either the International Space Station or some other kind of satellite in the night sky. You can also see the Milky Way in a few shots as well.
John Allen Photography
Columbia, South Carolina