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starry cave



Panoramic of the milky way arch in the cave of Cala Luna. Sardinia. The beach of Cala Luna, positioned within the wide Golfo di Orosei, is made up of coarse, li...
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Panoramic of the milky way arch in the cave of Cala Luna. Sardinia. The beach of Cala Luna, positioned within the wide Golfo di Orosei, is made up of coarse, light-coloured sand mixed with stones. Its waters are transparent and of a changing blue due to the plays of light created by the sun reflected on the seabed: a further spray of colour is offered by the green of the vegetation that hems the beach.
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21 Comments | Report
davidrelph
 
davidrelph July 13, 2015
Awesome pano
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman July 13, 2015
Terrific job. Congrats on being featured.
Remraf
 
Remraf July 13, 2015
Fantastic!
gkeith1
 
gkeith1 July 13, 2015
Your milky way images are spectacular, love the way you used the cave to frame your subject
Ozride PRO+
 
Ozride July 13, 2015
Awesome shot mate, love it!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair July 13, 2015
Stunning work!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana July 13, 2015
Fantastic!
VHiggins
 
VHiggins July 13, 2015
absolutely stunning! congratulations on your Feature!
aardvarksrule
 
aardvarksrule July 13, 2015
Wow, awesome composition, Nice work.
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SusiStroud July 13, 2015
Amazing capture. Congrats on being featured!
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mandeepchhabra July 13, 2015
mindblowing
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mdsphotoimages July 13, 2015
Perfect framing for a perfect image spot on
kkat PRO
 
kkat July 13, 2015
Absolutely Amazing!! Congratulations!!!
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell July 13, 2015
Incredible. Congrats on being featured
Dave_Bomb
 
Dave_Bomb August 07, 2015
Amazing!!!
andycolhoun
 
andycolhoun August 15, 2015
This is stunning!
ChantalHarvey
 
ChantalHarvey September 03, 2015
Amazing, what a fantastic photograph!
Vikktor
 
Vikktor September 12, 2015
Amazing!
mstansfield
 
mstansfield September 15, 2015
Stunning, I really love the composition and how the arch of the Milky-way mirrors the curve of the waterline
MattSelbyPhotography
 
MattSelbyPhotography November 23, 2015
Amazing work, well done!
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CherylG June 21, 2016
Beautiful! Congratulations on being featured!

Behind The Lens

Location
In Cala Luna (Moon bay in english) in Sardinia, east coast, in the area of Baunei Dorgali.
Time
It was about 2.30 am on 25th April 2014
Lighting
There was light pollution coming from Cala Gonone, 5km at north, but I lit the cave softly with my torch light, about 10 seconds.
Equipment
I used a Canon 500D with the Tokina 11-16, exposure was 30" f2.8 iso 3200 at 11mm
Inspiration
I always wished to create a panoramic of the milky way in a special place such as this sea cave, and since no one else had done night shots in the location I wanted to be the first.
Editing
Yes, a lot of hours for post processing the panoramic, and a lot of time to processing with photoshop the sky, the milky way, reducing noise, and the final result for the web.
In my camera bag
Now I have the great Sony a7II, my samyang 14 2.8, perfect lens for nightscape, and my panoramic head, panosaurus 2, It can not miss of course my torch light and the tripod.
Feedback
First, plan your shot, search on google maps the location and study the composition. Check the weather and especially that it is a moonless night, or possibly arising or sunsets at times when you allow almeono a few hours of darkness to take the milky way. Choose carefully the composition and prepares the equipment for taking all the photos for the panoramic, repeat this process several times, trying to change the ISO, or changing the composition, often the best photos are those not required.

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