A Thousand Suns Wouldn't Shine as Bright
Here is a (re-edited) image i made of the center of the milky way and constelltion sagittarius. I decided to adjust the color in post to represent the natural color temperature of the stars and galactic clouds of the milky way. Made using a 50mm F1.8 prime lens mounted on my Sony a390 DSLR. This was shot on California Highway 25 about 7 miles from Pinnacles National Monument in San Benito County (about 100 miles from the Bay area).
Today is the last day of International Dark Sky Week and as a night photographer, raising awareness about light pollution in paramount. Just imagine how nice it would be if we turned down the lights at night. The night sky would shower us with the beauty of the cosmos and dazzle with colorful stars, auroras and the majestic milky way each night. I hope you enjoy!
David Kingham and his blog and website offering free lightroom presets for astrophotography and night sky images. I recently attended a Night photography Webinar from Star Circle Academy hosted by Steven Christenson, featuring the techniques and live instructions by David Kingham. I utilized what i learned in the class processing this image and im quite pleased with the result.
If you are curious about David Kingham or Steven Christenson, please check them out on flickr or research their work. Im providing a link to David Kingham's webpage so anyone interested can check it out