As an exception to the rule I thought I’d pop a little personal work on here. I decided to try out my new camera the other night in the most extreme way possible. Photographing at night puts camera, and photographer, through an extreme test of focus and technicalities.
It just happened that the September new moon is one of the best nights of the year to photograph the milky way and after seeing another persons photograph of Durdle Door quoting that it was one of the darkest places in Dorset I just had to go do this for myself.
Not realising that the steps had been washed away in a landslip I scrambled down the beach for a few shots before I got locked in the car park. Not helping my knee after my injury the previous week that led me to getting a new camera in the first place! Once down there my eyes started to adjust and I could see the splendour of the Milky Way reaching across the sky.
I have stitched together 5 images taken across the entire sky from Durdle Door then overhead and onto the rock face behind heading towards Lulworth. The light area top left of the frame is the Light pollution from Lulworth.