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The 5th wound

I fought against dew on the lens, had to deal with unacceptable amount of light pollution, got bad luck with incoming clouds and wasn’t aware of an early moon...
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I fought against dew on the lens, had to deal with unacceptable amount of light pollution, got bad luck with incoming clouds and wasn’t aware of an early moonrise when the milkyway was still too low over the horizon. So far I have encountered these 4 attacks in my efforts to capture a decent milkyway image, but it turned out that the ”Chapel to the five wounds“ would live up to its name, providing me with a 5th wound.
When i went for a last attempt in this year’s season with my friend Maurice i felt well prepared: We chose a new moon night, the weather forecast predicted a fairly clear night and a lens heater kept my glass cozy, warm and dew-free.
But 5 minutes before the milkyway reached its ideal position in relation to the chapel heavy agricultural vehicles appeared out of nothing to gather dried straw bales from the field behind the chapel, flooding it with insanely bright light, making astrophotography impossible and me laugh like a mad man in the middle of the night.
I came home with only a handful of test shots i took shortly before the attack of the machines, so i wasn’t able to preserve some highlights at the chapel and the milkyway is sadly too far on the left side of the frame.
This year it was not meant to be ... :-(
Have a nice weekend!
Best regards, Marcus
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Ok it wasn’t the shot you wanted, but consider this—. Crop some is the bottom of photo brings scene into better balance because now the Milky Way acts like a spotlight on the chapel. Another way of looking at it. ;-)
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it makes a nice diagonal composition. I’d say crop at least to the bottom of tree trunk. Try it and let me know what you think