Dark Sky-Milky Way

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Dark Sky-Milky Way
4 months ago

After reviewing Jim Radcliffe's Milky Way images I thought to post a few of mine.

Western Washington along the Puget Sound is essentially one large city as far as lights go.  We do have a few official Dark Sky areas though.  I have come to understand that Dark Sky means something a bit different to photographers.  For instance, photographing at Hurricane Ridge in the heart of the Olympic Mountains I shared the Dark Sky with amateur astronomers.  As they discussed binary stars and neighboring galaxies I contemplated how to deal with the constant artificial sunset glow from Seattle.

In Mt Rainier Nat Park I purposely shot from the North side of the mountain to avoid Seattle's lights.

The camera X-M1, lenses Samyang 8mm & 12 mm are new, still learning to operate them in the dark.

Facing S.  Olympic Mts and Milky Way; X-M1, Rokinon 12mm

SSE, X-M1, Samyang 8mm.  Lights from Seattle / Bremerton

S.  Mt Rainier immediately after sunset, 8mm

S.  Mt Rainier, 12mm, post processed with Macphun Tonality

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