Approaching Sunrise

Approaching Sunrise (3829)
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I’m back with another photo from last week’s early morning walk. I planned to arrive a little earlier than necessary, to have some time to take a few night shots. I had in mind a photo with the chapel at Tas-Silġ in the foreground and the open sky above; there should have been the Milky Way there. Unfortunately, the light pollution was insane for such an out-of-the-way place, most notably that caused by the church lighting itself. So that idea went out the window.

Instead, I looked towards the east, where dawn was breaking, and took a wide angle view of the fields and the sky above. Orion is clearly visible in the top right. There is always something special looking at the night sky, and for me at least it never gets old. This was still almost two hours before sunrise, and the light you see in the foreground is from the church sodium lamps. I kept the long exposure short to avoid star trails (I think something like 10 seconds).

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