Tuesday 2 August 2016

The Milky Way - Photo

It took a while, but the various requirements for Milky Way photography finally aligned in the small hours of 01-08-16. A clear night with no visible Moon is a rare scenario here and the Axe Estuary area also suffers badly with mist or fog in the evenings. Durdle Door is a popular place for Milky Way pics due to the stunning rock formations but  most of my image/product distributors have a strong interest in the local area so it made sense for me to try a shot in Seaton. Here is a view of the Milky Way as seen from Seaton Hole; despite it's many quirks & tragedies, the World can be bloody beautiful!

Shot settings (full manual):
Shutter speed: 20secs
Aperture: f/4
ISO 8000
Manual focus set to 'infinity'

I made the image deliberately overexposed vs conventional versions of this type of scene as I wanted the foreground to be recognisable (commercial orientated thinking). This was my first attempt at this type of thing and it was great fun! Perhaps a proper project for this should be scheduled in the diary for next Summer...

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