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Galaxy Rise over Kogel Bay | by Andy Reeves Photography
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Galaxy Rise over Kogel Bay

Another capture from Kogel Bay.

 

Taken at 7:35PM, only an hour and 15 minutes after the sunset I posted.

 

I was pretty amazed by the amount of stars I could see as I wasn't that far away from the surrounding major cities. Luckily for me the moon was no where to be seen.

 

Composed of two exposures, one for the foreground and a second for the sky. The light pollution definitely affected the colour tones, especially on the horizon, but I think the result is fine for this location. (I wasn't even planning on shooting after the sunset to be honest!)

 

Exposure details for the foreground and sky respectively:

f/4.5 ISO2000 225s

f/4.5 ISO6400 30s

12mm

 

I pushed the sensor as far as it could go so there a few hot pixels in the mix, but it's mostly stars. I'm definitely considering buying equipment for shooting stars like this. It's really great :).

 

Viewing on black is recommended

 

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Taken on April 24, 2012