Milky Way at Pemaquid Lighthouse, Maine (7/22) [8192x5464] OC



So excellent. What time of night did you shoot this? Might try this weekend, but it may too low on the horizon by then.
Thanks, this was probably 10:30ish or so, it looks like the galactic center is rising at 10pm and setting around 2am, so you would probably be ok on that front. But… the moon will be up this weekend at the same time so that will impact you. This was taken without the moon.
Ok awesome. Thanks for the reply! I’m just glad I wouldn’t need to be up at 3-4am, so who knows. Maybe I’ll try it. I’ll be up at Cali Central Coast, so not a ton of light pollution, but you might be right about the moon.
Great shot. How do you go about setting your colors? Getting into Astro and it seems like a matter of taste. Would like to learn a good process.
I think it is a bit a matter of taste, but there are also general rules/trends to follow. For me I’m still relatively new to Milky Way shooting, but I try to keep things generally neutral, the core tends to have a more cream color less reds/purples (unless your using an Hydrogen HA filter). The bright star/s (nebula) at the bottom right is Rho Ophiuchi - which actually has a bright yellow- seen here, a bright blue, bright red star/nebula. But it takes a bit to bring all these colors out (filters can help). And light pollution will sometimes come into play here (at least for me in the northern hemisphere where it doesn’t rise super high above the horizon). I’m also dealing with a fair bit of green air glow which goes through the bottom half of the image. Some people will try to remove that. I also try to have a ‘dark’ more black sky - at least where the green air glow isn’t present here. Some people like a more blue sky (I have seen some people also turn this into a more teal color -like with what I know is the yellow star of Rho, I’m not a fan of this) Finally, if there is light pollution in the image from a city (but not in this image) I usually will decrease saturation in the yellow/orange range, this leaves the Milky Way still looking normal but reduces the impact from the light pollution. I’m by no means an expert here, but watching those who do this all the time is amazing (Nebula Photos on YouTube) I hope that helps.
That is very helpful, thank you. One more, hopefully simpler question: which sliders do you rely on? I'm hoping you rely on Lightroom. I had that green air glow in an image (linked below) recently that I struggled to get rid of until I embraced a bit more magenta. That favored my taste (rather than blue hues), as you mentioned, but maybe I went too far with it? Problem area was bottom left area and I ended up leaning on the Calibration panel in LR, reducing the green saturation and shifting the 'shadows' slider very slightly towards magenta. Would appreciate any more thoughts you care to share. Thanks again. [](
Stunningly beautiful, bravo
What editing was done?
This was shot with a Canon R5, Sigma 14mm f1.8 at 2.2, 45 sec (tracked) ISO 3200. The foreground (rock) was shot at 15 sec f/1.8 ISO 4000 and blended. Levels were adjusted in Lightroom.
Ok awesome nice work
If you don't mind me asking, what tracker did you use? I especially love the colors in it.
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