After a long winter below the horizon, the Milky Way is finally starting to show itself again. That means I will start spending more nights under the stars. Here is my most recent capture, the Milky way arching over the rocks at Salmon Cove Sands, Newfoundland and Labrador.
I have had a vision of this image in my head for over three years. Yet timing and weather have always hampered my efforts to capture it. The challenge is that the milky way is only visible in this part of the sky a few days each year, and then only for about an hour or so on each of those days, before it moves too far south to capture the way I wanted it, arching over the the rocks. Each of the last few years those days have had poor weather for shooting.
This past weekend, was an ideal time of year to catch it and the forecast was calling for mostly clear skies so I knew I might have a chance. I set my alarm for 2 am to go to the beach. It didn't matter to me that the wind chill was in the minus double digits, I wanted this shot. Arriving at the beach around 3:30 am I have about an hour and a half before daylight started to brighten the sky and the milky way disappeared.
Two hours later, and my fingers were froze solid, but I was confident I had my shot, and a few others that I will share at a later date. I packed up my gear, and headed to Mc Donald's for hot coffee and breakfast.
I hope you love this image as much as I do. I will certainly be printing one for my walls. If you want one for yourself you can order one from my web store click here for a direct link