Milky Way and Early Sunrise

I have always been intrigued with photos of the stars. So I kept an eye on the weather for a few days, found a night that was going to be clear and ventured out to try to capture some myself.

I had to wait until the moon had set, so I decided to get up early before the sunrise. I used the widest angle lens that I have, EF 28mm f/1.8 USM. I wanted to capture as much of the sky as possible. I started out with the shutter set for 30 seconds at f/1.8 and ISO 2500. After about an hour of fiddling with the settings (and waiting on airliners to get out of the frame), I found 15 seconds at f/4.5 and ISO 1600 to be just what I was looking for.


As the sun started to rise, I changed to 13 seconds at f/4 and ISO 3200 and managed to capture the glow of the rising sun and the stars.


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