Featured Milky way (Galaxy) from Cyprus

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Alex_Apo, May 1, 2017.

  1. Alex_Apo

    Alex_Apo TalkEmount Veteran

    Jul 18, 2015
    Last year didn't had the opportunity for many galaxy shots because after the one and only time that we went for photos, I sold my wide angle and had no lens!! In September when I bought the Samyang 12mm, I was looking forward to this time. "Milky way season".
    We decided to go at Aphrodite's Rock, a very well known spot here in Cyprus and also with low light pollution for astrophotography.

    That night I finally take the shot that I always wanted, a full arch of milky way!! Panorama of 13 vertical frames.
    This lens is absolutely incredible for astrophotography!!!


    33529286193_d65ee2e989_h. Aphrodite's Arch by Alex Apostolopoulos, on Flickr

    33553775193_230d8ba751_h. Searching for the galaxy by Alex Apostolopoulos, on Flickr

    I took this last shot before we left, because i wanted to try Sigma 30mm at @1.4

    "The Core" 13sec - f/1.4 - ISO 3200


    Until next month... :)

    @NickCyprus@NickCyprus Next time you definitely have to come together!!!
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  2. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 14, 2016
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Excellent, that's inspiring, maybe I'll have to venture out and try some astro photography, although it's always overcast where I live.
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 11, 2012
    Beautiful pics @Alex_Apo@Alex_Apo !!!
    Wish I can make it next time ;)
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  4. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Good results...bought the same lens for the same purpose...just now getting ready to try it out on Milky Way shots here this summer...glad to know the lens lived up to its astrophotography rep...(mine will just be whatever I can get with single shots).
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Never done these, but the results are stunning
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  6. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Wow! Great shots! Astrophotography of this type is something I've always wanted to try... alas, our metro area has far too much light pollution, so I'll need to get out into the hinterlands some time soon.

    So, once again, let me say... great photos Alex!
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  7. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Really nice work Alex. That Rokinon 12 is so sweet. It's the one lens I wish I didn't sell when I went primarily FF.

    I would love to try some serious Astro, but the NY metro area is probably one of the worst places on the planet for such photography. I guess I'll just have to live through you. ;)
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  8. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Fantastic Alex!!
    This is also on my photo bucketlist. The light pollution hides so much, even a good ways out of my city limits, the Milky Way wasn't this prominent.
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  9. Alex_Apo

    Alex_Apo TalkEmount Veteran

    Jul 18, 2015
    Thank you Paul!!!

    Thank you Nick!! I wish the same ;)

    Thank you roundball!!! Yes the lens lived up very well to its astrophotography reputation!!!!

    Thank you Dave!!!!

    Thank you Steve!!!

    Thank you very much Gary!!! (Try to use dark sky map - light pollution map)

    Thank you Will!!!!
  10. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Pretty excited to give this a try. Making it look easy
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