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Thwarted

By Arvorphoto    
Photography is all about patience.

Having got the bug for astrophotography with the visit of Comet Neowise, I have been waiting for the right conditions to photograph the Milky Way. This has proved incredibly frustrating trying to get the right conditions and being a novice, there is a need to experiment and practice the processes of gaining a suitable image and then, how to process it.
There have been several false starts, where the weather forecast promised but on the day, the weather didn't want to play ball.

Last night, the forecast was good so I headed off to the nearby headland of Rame Head.
This time, the weather did provide the clear skies BUT I still was thwarted, this time by a small fishing boat of all things which sat just off the headland with a green light displayed

Version 1 is a crop version but the spread of the green light can still be seen and the real downside is that the headland rocks are clipped.


7 images stacked with Starry Landscape Stacker
Processing: Lightroom/Photoshop

As always, many thanks to those of you who have taken the time to look, vote, comment and give their awards.
Please feel free to offer critique. Another viewpoint is always welcome. Also feel free to ask any questions about the image.

Tags: Photography Cornwall Uk Night Sea Coastline Stars 2020 Astrophotography Astronomy Saturn Milky way Night sky Chapel Jupiter St michael Nightscape Landscape and travel Planets Rame head Outer space Arvor Photography sky ay night Daryl Peter Hutchinson coastal headland medieval chapel

Voters: PhilT2, Ted447, JohnDyer and 41 more

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Comments


11 Sep 2020 10:19AM
Beautiful shot!! I would go for the first upload, since it shows more of the sky and less of the ground.
Well done.
Alex
laura1 16 8
11 Sep 2020 10:47AM
I like the lead image better you could clone out the green light and the light on the horizon on the left
great image of the milkyway

Laura
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
11 Sep 2020 12:07PM
Worth the patience !! my award.
Ron
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1733 England
11 Sep 2020 12:24PM
The crop is sensible, and does the image no harm, while removing the green light...
viscostatic 14 47 9 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2020 1:32PM
I don't mind the green light and the distant lights on the horizon. They help to give an impression of man's insignificance in the greater scheme of things. When I see an image like this or when I look up at the night sky I always try to remember that this is not the Milky Way as it is; it is the Milky Way as it used to be as all the light that we see from the stars has been travelling towards our eyes for many, many years. Indeed it may never have been like this as all these stars are different numbers of light years away. I'm not sure If my brain can cope with this idea, must have a lie down now. Anyway, beautiful images Daryl. I look forward to more.

Phil.
Arvorphoto Plus
10 126 5 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2020 6:03PM
Thanks to Alex, Laura, John and Phil for your positive comments.

I know what you mean Phil about man's insignificance.

And a big thank you to Ron for your award.


Daryl
chase Plus
15 1.9k 479 England
11 Sep 2020 7:14PM
I quite like the green light, it does add a touch of realism, of being there. It may pull the viewing eye a little but it is what it was at that moment in time.
The crop works too as all the stars are still visible with less distraction I guess ...and you have to lost anything in the sky.
Well done, your patience paid off.
11 Sep 2020 8:42PM
must be fantastic to enjoy this on a huge print
Arvorphoto Plus
10 126 5 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2020 9:47AM

Quote:I quite like the green light, it does add a touch of realism, of being there. It may pull the viewing eye a little but it is what it was at that moment in time.
The crop works too as all the stars are still visible with less distraction I guess ...and you have to lost anything in the sky.
Well done, your patience paid off.



I am coming round to liking the green light of the boat

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