Twilight Milky Way and Mars by Warren Finlay
Twilight Milky Way and Mars (Warren Finlay)
Twilight Milky Way and Mars by Warren Finlay

A painterly shot of the Milky Way and Mars at twilight wins Photo of the Week.

Photo of the Week for July 27, 2018


Perpetual twilight is a feature of the northern Alberta summer sky—but that doesn’t mean night photography is out of the question. As Warren Finlay notes, “It’s challenging to get good astro shots, but one advantage of shooting in twilight is that foregrounds are nicely lit.” This scene, captured on July 5, 2018, in the Rocky Mountains west of Nordegg, Alberta, includes the summer Milky Way, Mars and the photographer himself.

Twilight Milky Way and Mars by Warren Finlay
Twilight Milky Way and Mars (Warren Finlay)

Warren used a Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera fitted with a Sigma 12mm f/1.8 lens for this single, 30-second exposure at ISO 3200.

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