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The Milky Way

Photographing The Milky Way is always a challenge, especially when trying to capture its ethereal beauty above the Glastonbury landscape.  Dark skies are necessary, so I usually shoot these images around the time of the new moon.  Clear skies are also important, and finding a dark location well away from sources of light pollution and street lights.  Although The Milky Way is barely visible to the naked eye in our light-polluted world, a long camera exposure and wide aperture lens will capture it perfectly if the conditions are right.  Patience and perseverance are the key.

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