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Wheal Coates Mine

By mattw    
A night shoot from Wheal Coates mine, St Agnes, taken back in Jan

Setup the camera with the Towanroath engine house on the right of the frame, and the Milky way arching through the sky on the left. You can see the 'pan' part of the 'Plough' (sometimes called 'The big Dipper') to the right of the chimney. The top two stars point up to the North star (Polaris) just right of centre.

I shot a number of frames of the night sky, then I left the camera running while I popped down to the engine house, and lit it up using a touch. I was just about to move on, when I noticed a bank of clouds moving up from the horizon, so I had to carry on shooting while they passed overhead - with the wash of colour contrasting wonderfully with the cool tones of the night sky.

Canon 5Ds with Samyang 14mm lens

20 sec, F2.8, ISO 3200, 16 shots stacked in Sequator (plus one frame for the illuminated engine house)

Tags: Cornwall Seascape Night Cornish Coastal Westcountry Astro Stars Astro photography Milky way Nighttime Mine Tin mine Wheal coates St agnes Kernow Southwest Nightscape Engine house Landscape and travel Towanroath Milkyway Milky-way Stary

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3 May 2020 4:12PM
Wonderful. You must be pleased with this. I would be.
Wow! That sky is amazing. Brilliant shot.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
3 May 2020 5:37PM
Superb work.
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
3 May 2020 5:59PM
A smashing night capture
3 May 2020 8:32PM
Beautifully taken.

3 May 2020 8:41PM
Great shot.

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