2017 Jeff Morgan

Pic of the Week - Page 294

Milky Way & Needles!

Image Location : The Milky Way over the Needles Lighthouse and Headland on the Isle of Wight.

The Needles is a row of three distinctive stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea with the Needles Lighthouse at the far end of the stack. The light, 80 feet above high-water mark, can be seen 14 miles away at sea level, either white, red or green according to the position of the observing ship. The Needles Lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1859, replacing the cliff-top lighthouse established in 1785 to guide ships making their way up the Solent.

This image was captured at night, about midnight using a tripod-mounted Sony A7R2 camera and a Canon 14mm f/2.8 L lens, which was manually focused on the lighthouse. The camera was set to Manual with a 15 second exposure at f/2.8, ISO 6400 and daylight white balance. The RAW processing and final adjustments were all done in Photoshop CC.

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