Since arriving in Portugal, I have been staring in awe at the night sky.
Tonight it was very clear, so I grabbed the camera and took a quick test shot of the Milky Way. It was directly overhead, so nothing to frame it against and also meant I couldn’t fit much of it in (even with a the 14-24mm set at 14mm!) so the result is great, but you can see just how clear it is.
A couple of hours north from here is Alqueva which is one of the darkest places on planet Earth. I will also be taking a trip there to photograph the night sky!
I will be looking for a great location to frame some shots of the Milky Way in the near future, so keep your eyes open.