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Beside the dry lake Newnham, Western Australia I caught the milkyway rising nearly vertically from the bush-fire ravaged Peel region. With my favourite 50mm lens you can really make the galaxy shine like a heavenly waterfall filled with the sparkling of stars uncountable.
Standing amidst blackened bushes and trees I hoped to get an interesting affect with my flash leaving radial shadows in the foreground darkness.
This is a stitch of 13 shots with a Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens (@f/1.8) using an EOS6D. All shots were at ISO3200 for 30 seconds. This makes it a bit tricky for the stitching software, even when I used an iOptron tracking mount to keep the stars in the sky from trailing, as the interface between the sky and ground is usually not handled very well requiring some manual alignment. Still not happy with it, but its not too bad either.
Project Manager and Engineer (control systems) with over 18 years of experience, Will Vrbasso has also spent the past few years developing his skills in astro and nightscape photography, and has interests in astronomy and spaceflight in general.