Milky Way Dawn by Barry Burgess
Milky Way Dawn (Barry Burgess)
Milky Way Dawn by Barry Burgess

Quick action by Barry Burgess led to this stunning panoramic view of the Milky Way at dawn—and Photo of the Week honours.

Photo of the Week for May 4, 2018

A great photo often combines careful planning with a bit of luck, as photographer Barry Burgess recounts: “I had a 35-minute window between moonset and twilight on the morning of Tuesday, April 24, 2018. It was very clear and I drove two hours to get as far from light pollution as possible. I ended up in Indian Fields, Nova Scotia, not knowing exactly what I would include in my photo—I was lucky to find this location just before twilight.”

Milky Way Dawn by Barry Burgess
Milky Way Dawn (Barry Burgess)

The panoramic photo presented here was captured at the crack of dawn, and consists of six, 20-second exposures shot as ISO 4000 with a Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera and Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art lens used at f/2.5. (Click on the image to see a bigger version.)

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