Milky Way over Santa Barbara

August 25th, 2009 by paulgardner

So here is another night shot. I have been camping almost every weekend this month so I have had lots of great opportunities to be under dark skies and shoot night shots. This one was from a place called Lake Cachuma, which is just north of Santa Barbara. Specs are 30 seconds, ISO3200, f/4. The Milky Way was so bright and beautiful that I decided to go with a shorter exposure to capture the stars in place instead of with trails. It really captures the intricate structure of the Galaxy.

Milky Way


One Response to “Milky Way over Santa Barbara”

  1. edhebel Says:

    Hey man, thanks for sharing all these gorgeous astro pics. I haven’t been able to do any astrophotography lately and forgot just how awesome it is.

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