Night skies delight

  Tacking Point Lighthouse, beneath the Milky Way, NSW, Australia

Tacking Point Lighthouse, beneath the Milky Way, NSW, Australia

Night photography is a challenging area in more ways than one. At the end of busy day, it is often hard to get up and go again. Yet for those who do, there are rewards. With the arrival of Spring (in the Southern Hemisphere), the night skies are crisp and clear again and there is no better time to get out there.

Following a discussion with fellow photographers about stitching software and some of their issues. I came up short for answers. So this was my excuse to go and play - sorry do research.

In near total darkness, despite lights from houses in the distance, the camera was set, the shooting track planned and the shots taken.

The image above is the result of 24 images stitched together. ISO 1600, 30 secs/frame, f.8

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