This photo is an example of HDR photography, a beautiful effect of making both the darkest and lightest areas of an image more luminated than in a standard image using lightening techniques in Photoshop. HDR images have a surreal-looking effect because of this luminance and vibrance.
The Milky Way stretches across the sky next to Bass Harbor Lighthouse (Acadia National Park, Maine) [Photographing the night sky at any lighthouse is difficult. This spot is especially demanding due to the intense red light coming from the tower’s fourth order Fresnel lens.] BY Mike Taylor on 500px