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    Posted: 13 June 2021 at 21:46
One of the iconic places of Britain on Jurassic coast, down on the south coast.
We travelled to the coast in the evening, had nice picnic on the beach and took some shots at sunset (results of which are part of the b&w challenge in anyone is interested).

But the main reason to for us to travel so late was to stay take some Milkyway galaxy. We weren't alone on the coast but I tried to work with what I had (the fire at the bottom was some people camping even though strictly speaking its not allowed!).

All in all I am pleased with the result which by no means are the best, I know better results are possible with astro equipments like trackers etc. Regardless I am quite happy with these for a first try. Any all critique welcome. I hope to get out more to shoot night shots.

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I really like the first one best Anand, maybe a little less milky way but a more balanced composition in my mind. I also like (in both shots) the colour contrast between the fire glow and the sky, so in a sense you were lucky they were there allthough it probably gave you some exposure headaches.
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Nice capture. It's great to see the galaxy spread out like that.
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Two marvelous milky way shots!

I wonder, however, whether the sky color matches the "real thing" - to me it seems that the blue is a bit oversaturated. It's absolutely ok for dramatic reasons, though.

I find the second one to be the more pleasant composition. The texture of the beach adds positively to the image, IMO (although I might crop it a bit at the bottom).

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Now thats how to do the milky way!
That fire adds a nice bit of colour contrast too.
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Thank you all for looking and kind comment

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

I really like the first one best Anand, maybe a little less milky way but a more balanced composition in my mind. I also like (in both shots) the colour contrast between the fire glow and the sky, so in a sense you were lucky they were there allthough it probably gave you some exposure headaches.


thanks Pieter, it did give me a little headache but nothing I could tweak/fix in post.

Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:


I wonder, however, whether the sky color matches the "real thing" - to me it seems that the blue is a bit oversaturated. It's absolutely ok for dramatic reasons, though.


actually it matches the real thing than most pictures would have you believe.
I haven't actually upped the saturation much, its more a white balance thing.
I debated the colours long and hard in my head... I guess the internet has you believe it looks like this (doesn't to the naked eye anyway)
I don't mind it if people prefer these and I really have no preference....

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Originally posted by bigsi bigsi wrote:

Now thats how to do the milky way!
That fire adds a nice bit of colour contrast too.

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Wonderful images, of which my preference is #2.
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They are beautiful Anand.
I like the after-editing version better.
I agree with the blues in the first set.
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A "first try", really? Fantastic. I prefer the second, it fills the frame more, especially the diagonal of the Milky Way which goes from the upper left corner (where our eye typically starts) to the lower right to, if not for the bonfire, would be the brightest point. The Milky Way is almost a leading line to the arch. I find the saturation just a bit overdone on the second one but still not a problem. A minor point, you might eliminate via a crop just a bit of the foreground; have the shoreline run directly into the lower right corner of the frame. As to the bonfire, I find it a huge distraction but, fortunately, you can return and, hopefully, not face that problem. Of course, comments like these are highly personal. Your purpose and interpretation are what counts.
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Thank you folks

Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

A "first try", really? Fantastic. I prefer the second, it fills the frame more, especially the diagonal of the Milky Way which goes from the upper left corner (where our eye typically starts) to the lower right to, if not for the bonfire, would be the brightest point. The Milky Way is almost a leading line to the arch. I find the saturation just a bit overdone on the second one but still not a problem. A minor point, you might eliminate via a crop just a bit of the foreground; have the shoreline run directly into the lower right corner of the frame. As to the bonfire, I find it a huge distraction but, fortunately, you can return and, hopefully, not face that problem. Of course, comments like these are highly personal. Your purpose and interpretation are what counts.


Thank you for the feedback points noted on the composition and cropping.
While I could clone the campfire and try fix the glow (I kinda gave up... may be I could photoshop from an earlier shot...) but I tried to work with it. But you are right I think I will make a trip again on a better day perhaps a weekday and may be with a astro star tracker for a more detailed milky way.
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Stunning images Anand, I got to durdle door last summer and thought what an amazing place it would be for some night sky photography. The redone wb image 2 is my favourite. I like the campfire for the extra interest it adds, and some nice warm colour to contrast the rest of the scene. I would suggest removing the planes/satellites that are flying through both images. They're small, but a slight distraction.

If you plan to go again, do let me know!

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I like them both, but again number 2 is my preferred one of the pair. Very well done!

And I'm envious too. I was in next-door Lulworth Cove last year but did not get the break with the skies that you clearly had.
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Hi Anand,

Great shots and not much to add that hasn't already been said really! The fire is a bright point, granted, though not that much you can do about it really. I find it slightly less obtrusive in the second image though.

As for the selection of 'to WB or not to WB'; I think the second series has a more natural 'look' to it which works well and the Milky Way seems to sit more happily in the colour of the night sky this now gives it. I'm with Roger on the crop idea BTW - the added layer of shingle really doesn't add a great deal and the eye will be drawn so much better by the shoreline starting in the corner of the frame.

Everything else is just superb - and to say I am envious is something of an understatement! I've recently seen some Astro images at the local camera club by way of a Zoom talk and these two are every bit as good as we saw that evening.

I (we?) now look forward to seeing more in this theme from you (no pressure there then!).

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