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Old Harry Rocks Jurassic Coast

Back in 2015, end of what we call the Milky Way season (that in reality means end of the visibility of the galactic core!), I headed towards the Jurassic Coast, specifically to a beautiful chalk formations. Old Harry Rocks are located in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, United Kingdom. This was a really windy night, and the location very, very dangerous. I was sat all time as a gust of wind could have easily pushed me to death. I wasn’t sure that I was going to get the photo due to the light pollution coming from Swanage. I took several images at different exposures, my Canon 6d Mk1 and Samyang 14mm F2.8 as the resource, with occasional shots with the Canon 24-105 F4 series L. No tracker, only pushing the trigger. I have to say, I was really pleased with the result.

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Milky Way from Old Harry Rocks, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset UK. Canon 6D MK1 Samyang 14mm F2.8 Single Exposure.
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And 2017 so far

This year 2017, started with big expectations, always trying to be realistic too about what it could be achieved, as the windows of opportunities in the UK are extremely reduced…so every clear night is so precious, to the point that if I miss one window(a clear moonless night ), I feel like I just wasted my time by doing something else.  It is a journey, and a great learning experience and it has become a religion.

 

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Dorset Milky Way

Few more opportunities the mother nature gave me during the last two months of the year to see through the window of the universe…

 

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Milky Way above the shed, Purbeck, Dorset, UK
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Self Portrait with Milky Way in Purbeck, Dorset, UK.
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Milky Way Stour River, Throop, Dorset, UK
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Milky Way above Dragon’s Teeth, Bramble Bush bay, Dorset, UK.
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Milky Way self portrait, Bramble Bush bay, Dorset, UK.
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Milky Way above Purbeck, Dorset, UK.
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Milky Way self portrait, Purbeck, Dorset, UK.
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Milky Way Self Portrait next to a shed in Purbeck, Dorset, UK.
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Milky Way from Bramble Bush bay, Dorset, UK.
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Milky Way self portrait from Purbeck cross roads, Dorset, UK.
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Milky Way view from Evening Hill, Shore Road, Poole Harbour, UK.
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Milky Way and Hamworthy Park Beach Huts, Dorset, UK.
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Milky Way and old jetty, Hamworthy Park, Dorset, UK.