Built into the side of a Cornish cliff overlooking the ocean, the stunning setting of Minack Theatre faces south-east. I had the idea of photographing the Milky Way rising centre stage at 3am in April and negotiated permission to do this. The sky is photographed with 47 stacked exposures, following which I made an additional exposure of the foreground with a smaller aperture to ensure sharp focus, a lower ISO for better quality and a torch to show detail. The sky and foreground were blended using the lighten mode in Photoshop.
47 light frames and 17 dark frames each of 20 seconds at F/2 and ISO 6400, plus one light frame of 20 seconds at F/5.6 and ISO 1600 torchlit for the foreground.
Accepted: Olympic (Greece) 2021 - Hermes and Apollo