Test shot of the Milky Way from the Garden

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.

Test Shot of the Milky Way
Test Shot of the Milky Way – D810, AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm, f/2.8, ISO2000, 25sec

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