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Behind the Image: An Astro Photo 2 Years in the Making [VIDEO]

A look into the effort of a single astro photo…and how it can pay off!

by Alyn Wallace

Living in the Northern hemisphere, I’m always on the hunt for some nice south facing compositions so that I can incorporate the galactic core of the Milky Way into the shot. I found this viewpoint around 2 years ago and have had to wait just as long for the right conditions as there’s only a short window of the year, during the new moon period of July and August, where you can get this shot. It was such a rush to finally capture it and turn my vision into a reality, especially after a number of hikes ruined by bad weather!



About Alyn Wallace

Alyn WallaceAlyn Wallace is an astro, landscape, and timelapse photographer based near the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. Alyn is often found enjoying the incredible views atop the Welsh mountains and his photography aims to capture the landscape looking its most scenic and stunning. Fortunate to live in the country with the highest percentage area of its land protected against light pollution, he’ll jump on any opportunity to enjoy a night under the stars.

See more of Alyn’s work on his website, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.

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  • Hello Alyn! I’ve just finished watching your video (3x). It was awesome. First, I’d like to say thank you for taking the time to make your video so others can learn from your technique. I live at near sea level where high winds are never a problem. Seeing you at a higher elevation where you set up your tripod low to the ground with the legs spread wide in the high winds was a technique that I can now add to my ‘Technique List.’ Again, thank you. I’m looking forward to more of your videos.

    • Hey Chris, thanks a lot for taking the time to get in touch, really appreciate it 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the video and also found it useful. There’s two new vlogs on my channel now and the fourth which is all about photographing the moon will be released soon. Alyn

      • I also need to apologize. I was so fixated by your technique that I neglected to say that your diligence did result in a remarkable photo that was both artistic and educational. I’ll look into your vlogs. Cheers!

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