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Photographing the Milky Way

Composite Images

The location I use for my Milky Way shots isn’t exactly photogenic, but it’s a location I can reach by car within an hour’s time. You may face the same challenge. Does that mean you won’t be able to create fascinating landscapes images with the Milky Way in it? Not necessarily so. If you happen to have some Photoshop skills, you could try to create a composite picture. Take this image of Blea Tarn in the Lake District, for example:

I added the Milky Way shot from the timelapse video I showed you earlier and arrived at this image:

Pretty cool, hmm?

Now it’s your turn, get out there and try something new. The sky is the limit.

2 thoughts on Photographing the Milky Way

  1. Astro photography is something that I would like to try in the future. It’s probably something that goes hand in hand with wild camping (which isn’t something I would like to try in the future if I am honest). This is a fantastic article covering everything you need to know to get you started. Nice one mate.

    • Thanks Chris! I haven’t done any wild camping yet, but wouldn’t mind, actually (Iceland anyone?) Regarding night sky photography, there’s this moment of suspense before the image appears on the rear display, because you have to compose the shot in your mind – it’s pitch dark after all! You can’t even focus…

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