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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


There are relatively few photographs of the Milky Way in the Pensacola Beach - Santa Rosa Beach areas due to low elevation and light pollution.. We have spent the past week end in the area trying to take some photos of white sand dunes and the Milky Way as we did last year. Unfortunately it has been cloudless and all we are left was for the Milky Way. It took us quite a while scouting in the area for a good foreground and relative low light pollution. We finally found a place in the Big Sabine area. So here we were.

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Milky Way over Pensacola Beach




May 08, 2014 at 01:49 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


Love milky way shots.

And I like the interesting foreground in this photo.



May 08, 2014 at 05:31 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


Great shot! As a Pensacola native, a shot similar to this is on my list, I just haven't found the time for it. It's amazing how life gives you less time to do things in the place you live and more time to do them when you are away for that purpose. But your shot gives me more incentive to try to get out and try my hand at it.


May 08, 2014 at 01:04 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


You found a nice niche of dark sky. good shot. I do like the foreground as well.
I've always wanted to go down to the Outer Banks in NC and do a long exposure of the sound or ocean for a silky smooth foreground.

David



May 08, 2014 at 01:22 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


Thank you guys, dgdg, JimKied, and scraptag, for your kind comments.

I believe the summer time will be better to shoot the Milky Way in this area because it will be more towards the southward which is in the ocean direction which resulting in less light pollution. There will also be numerous opportunities for a nice foreground in the area. But you have to scout in the day time and mark the places for nighty hike-in. It is also possible to shoot the arch like Milky Way over the area when it is relatively high by pano-ing. However, we did not do pano this time.



May 08, 2014 at 01:57 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


Truly a great image! Sand dunes as a foreground are a first for me.
Well done!!
Dan



May 08, 2014 at 02:09 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


Milky Way with san dunes is a great combination. Looks great.
Regan



May 08, 2014 at 02:23 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


It's always cool to come up with something new, and this is a nice take on the Milky Way.

Jim



May 08, 2014 at 04:22 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


Wow that close to a major city and all the light pollution yet you still got this stunner!


May 15, 2014 at 05:47 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


Great composition! Have you thought about lightpainting the foreground to give the photo some more depth?


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


twiceonnewyear wrote:
Great composition! Have you thought about lightpainting the foreground to give the photo some more depth?


Thanks. We actually have tried light painting that time. However we got a wrong lighter and the result was not satisfied



May 15, 2014 at 08:10 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


Gorgeous... I think the stars can be so beautiful and humbling.

I've been doing long exposures capturing the surf and piers but have not tried this.




May 15, 2014 at 10:40 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


Love those white PCB area sands up against the Milky Way. Great job!


May 16, 2014 at 02:08 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


This certainly works for me. Nice work!

-Nick



May 16, 2014 at 03:10 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


good dunes and Milky Way shot


May 17, 2014 at 08:49 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


Stunning view of the Milky Way. Thank you.


May 18, 2014 at 01:40 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


love the sand dunes.


May 18, 2014 at 05:40 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


Nice clean celestial image!


May 18, 2014 at 08:55 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


Did you use stacking for this image, or take it in one exposure?


May 19, 2014 at 07:45 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Milky Way over Pensacola Beach, FL


donaldkagan wrote:
Did you use stacking for this image, or take it in one exposure?


No stacking. Just single long exposure with focus to sky (infinity).



May 19, 2014 at 01:33 PM
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