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The Milky Way

Posted by Shuva Brata Deb (Bangalore, India) on 14 October 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

I have read and seen quite a bit of star and night sky photography. But living in a city, shooting such is not possible. As part of the Himalayan road trip this year, I tried my hands on it.

My first night attempt was not so good. On the small SLR screen it looked good. My family members were amazed to see Milky way captured, but when I downloaded to the laptop, it was really bad by my own standards.

So I went back to basics, read about the technique in detail again and made few more attempts on my remaining nights. Its all about the correct settings and the settings are on the edge. Hardly any margin for error, else you either get too much noise or movement.

This was shot at Losar , a small village of ~250 people at an altitude of 13,400 feet in the state of Himachal Pradesh. I had to wait for the moon to go down, before attempting in the freezing cold outside. But happy with the results. I have a few more coming up.

I think there is still a lot of scope for improvement, specially on the artistic side of post processing which I am not very good at.

Canon EOS 70D 73 seconds F/5.6 ISO 5000 8 mm

milky | way | star | astronomy | sky | night | losar

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, I have trouble even photographing the Moon in London (!) . . but you rose well to the challenge with this one and the implications of all that being 'out there' are as stunning as the image.

15 Oct 2016 7:54am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


15 Oct 2016 7:57am