Light pollution keeps us from seeing much of the sky’s offerings at night anywhere around Charleston. We had a fabulous opportunity to go out to Bulls Island last night at the new moon with the milky way fully extended above us.
I read up all sorts of tips and tutorials; in the end just doing it was the best teacher.
On the negative side I could not get sharp focus on the stars so my images are all soft and I didn’t get to a place with a good foreground element. On the plus side, it was a fabulous experience seeing the milky way, listening to the ocean, and taking it all in. I definitely want to do it again.
Some swaying sea oats lend some visual interest:
Canon 7D Mark II
Canon 24mm, F2.8, ISO 3200, 20 seconds
Bulls Island, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, SC
September 24, 2022