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Milky Way at East Point Lighthouse
Oct 13, 2021 19:00:15   #
tonyi Loc: Oxford, Pennsylvania
 
My first time shooting the Milky Way. Shot with a Canon 6D Mark ii using a Canon EF 16-35mm set to 20mm. ISO 1250, F2.8, 18 seconds


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Oct 13, 2021 20:15:49   #
rgrenaderphoto Loc: Hollywood, CA
 
tonyi wrote:
My first time shooting the Milky Way. Shot with a Canon 6D Mark ii using a Canon EF 16-35mm set to 20mm. ISO 1250, F2.8, 18 seconds


Nice composition. Needs some tweaking to bring out the hidden details.

Crop out most of the foreground below the building on the left, adds nothing to the image. Put a graduated filter on the sky and adjust the temperature to about 5600k; the brown tint is atmospheric dust and haze. Fiddle with exposure, blacks and whites in the grad filter to enhance the MW and you'll have a winner.

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Oct 13, 2021 21:07:01   #
tonyi Loc: Oxford, Pennsylvania
 
Thank you for the advice. I will try your suggestions and repost.

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Oct 14, 2021 09:39:12   #
davidrb Loc: Hangar i13
 
The object in the bottom left corner kept you from capturing what you wanted, the Milky Way centered in your photo. That light ruined your chance to capture natural lighting from the stars. Spot-metering may have saved your effort but your meter saw those lights and opened your lens wider than you wanted. Unwanted light noise ruins many night photos, as it did yours.

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Oct 14, 2021 17:15:15   #
Hamltnblue Loc: Springfield PA
 
That’s one of my favorite spring and early summer spots.
Looks like headlights are on the lighthouse
Was that shot recent?
Looks like an early July shot

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Oct 14, 2021 17:36:57   #
tonyi Loc: Oxford, Pennsylvania
 
Yes, someone turned into the lot just as I was shooting. And yes it was early July on a perfect night.

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