Following on from last years Milky Way shots found here > Milky Way ~ Elegug Stacks & here > Milky Way ~ Fresh West Seaweed Hut

I tried something new. Here we have the War Memorial at Freshwater West. Again using Stellarium, made sure I would be shooting the right direction and time to capture it along with the composition I had in mind in relation to the monument’s position.

One image is the stars exposure, 25secs @ f/4, ISO 3200 to maximise light = more stars. Then another separate exposure for the memorial itself, lit up over a similar exposure time (but lower ISO) with a handheld torch from camera left.

Then merged in Photoshop. Really happy with the outcome and meets what I envisaged before getting to the location.

Milky Way ~ Freshwater West War Memorial

One more thing I’d like to add is that when I was at this location reading through the memorials on the cenotaph and looking at the wreaths is that we should never forget the soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom


The Royal British Legion ~ Wear your poppy with pride

All photos on this page taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark II & 17-40mm f/4L

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