Road to the Milky Way
Had some local weather hanging around last night. Wasn’t really doing a whole lot early in the evening so I decided to bail south and take a few cracks at the emerging Milky Way. I didn’t feel like taking the time to drive to a remote area last night so I just set up on a county road south of our housing edition. I knew that the MW was going to be slightly bleached out due to the amount of haze from all the humidity in the air. Pretty simple set up really. I placed the camera directly in front of my pick up and lined up with the middle of the road and began a bulb exposure of 45 seconds. A quick flash of the high beams illuminated the road plenty and then I let the camera do the work. Pretty happy with what I ended up with. The T1i doesn’t have the best noise quality for shots like these but I’ll take it for now.
On another quick note, the static in the atmosphere decided to change at about 11:00pm last night and I ended up having some of the best lightning captures I’ve had. They will follow down the road sometime. 🙂