The Milky Way galaxy from Annapurna Base Camp
I had never taken photographs of sky at night before going to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp). After looking at some pictures of night sky by Anton Jankovoy, I had some visions of galaxy and stars that I would like to capture from the base camp. Before going to ABC I did some research on night photography on the web but I had no idea on how to locate the milky way galaxy and what time it could be seen. The whole story about how I capture the galaxy is in my blog “A long awaited journey to ABC finally accomplished”
The one particular shot I wish I could have taken during this trip was of star trails behind the Annapurna range. I should have spent some time studying the camera manual to learn how to take time interval shots, before going on that trip; it was a mistake on my part that I still regret.
A couple of important lessons that I learned from this trip are:
- To capture the galaxy we need a fast and wide lens at; least 14 mm on a full-frame and
- Vertical orientation of camera has a more dramatic look than landscape orientation when it comes to photos of the galaxy .
Here I would like to share some of the night sky shots from the ABC.