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Milky Way over Shark Fin Cove

I had a last minute trip come up to Sunnyvale which allowed for a quick trip on Sunday out to the coast. I wasn't disappointed when there wasn't reall...
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I had a last minute trip come up to Sunnyvale which allowed for a quick trip on Sunday out to the coast. I wasn't disappointed when there wasn't really a sunset (clear skies) because I wanted to capture the Milky Way over Shark Fin cove. So I hung out at the beach from about 7pm. I didn't want to leave my car in the normal spot so I parked in the Davenport public lot and walked back to Shark Fin. The Milky Way was showing up great on my sensor so I took a few shots and then headed back to the car (I was paranoid about getting a ticket:) The drive home was a little difficult as I was pushing 3am (by east coast standards) by the time I got back to the hotel. I was just a little tired =)

As I look at the image, it doesn't feel as sharp as I normally get with my Rokinon 14mm f-2.8 prime lens. I must have messed up the focus slightly (it's not bad). I also shot at a higher ISO (5000) than normal to see if it would make the Milky Way pop a little more. I believe it did, even though there is more noise in the image. It looks nice on the web when it's been compressed some:)

More tweaking in post is in order to play with these images to see what I can do. I hope you like this one!
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