St Lucia, the Pitons & the Milky Way
Just got back from a fantastic holiday in St Lucia. We hired a little apartment on the mountainside a couple of miles outside of Soufriere, with a view over-looking the Pitons. The atmosphere at night was magical, with the (very loud) chirping of frogs, constant lightning flashes from nearby storms, bats flying overhead and when the sky was clear a perfect view of the Milky Way. With nobody around it felt like we'd travelled back in time a couple of million years!
This shot was taken at the end of the blue hour and consists of 10x1 minute exposures at ISO 2000, F3.5. The vibrant colours have resulted from the change in light from blue hour to darkness. The long exposure, high iso, high temperature and high humidity resulted in a rather noisey set of base images, although I'm happy with the end result :-).
No way Explore #1 18/10/12! Thanks everyone for all the comments and faves, very much appreciated :-)