Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Milky Way over Milos

I haven't taken any landscape shots since I arrived here in Milos. Everywhere is stunning by the times we've been out of lectures the light hasn't been that interesting. However, last night after dinner I took myself round to a secluded corner a few minutes walk from the hotel, set up the tripod and took an hour's worth of photos of the spectacular sky, the milky way slicing it in two and Jupiter lighting up a good part of it. In this photo Jupiter is the bright light in the top left.

Milky Way from Milos
In this photo you can clearly see the Lagoon nebula just above the horizon in the band of the milky way.
Milky Way over Milos
The colour balance is a bit wonky in this panorama so I'll try and replace this when I have time after my talk on Friday:
Milky way panorama
The first two photos were taken with a Canon 17-85 at 17mm, f/5 and around 60 seconds exposure at ISO 1600. The last photo is a panorama of six photos taken with a Canon 50mm at f/1.8 for 30 second exposures at ISO 400.

1 comment:

Seashell said...

Awesome!!!