Acadia National Park - Aaron Priest Photography
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Milky Way setting from Otter Point

September 26, 2014, 08:36 PM

This is a single frame from a timelapse I took of the Milky Way setting from Otter Point in Acadia National Park, Maine at a night photography workshop that I co-instructed with Matt Pollock and Vincent Lawrence of I tracked the Milky Way with an eMotimo and Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly powered by a Goal Zero Sherpa 100 battery using PhotoPills on my iPhone and a Promote Control for an intervalometer. The photogenic galactic core of the Milky Way drops below the horizon pretty quickly this time of year; it’s best photographed from astronomic dusk of about 8PM to a little before 10PM where it starts dipping below the ocean, from 207° to 228° on the compass dial (at this date and location of course). I cut the timelapse short because a few foreign tourists stopped by to gawk at and chat about the photo gear and I couldn’t encourage them to stop shining their flashlights all over the camera and slider—they just wouldn’t stop! :-P We still had a good discussion about the night sky and photography in general though, and the Acadia Night Sky Festival going on all weekend on Cadillac Mountain that they were going to check out.

Camera settings: Nikon D700, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 3200, 30 seconds

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