Subtle Milky Way Off The Coast Of San Diego During The Warm Pastel Colors Of Twilight.
This year Mother Nature provided an amazing number of nights with ideal conditions for shooting the Milky Way from the coastline in San Diego County. No, the sky isn't as dark as and the Milky Way isn't as intense as it is in the more rural parts of San Diego, but being able to capture something like this not too far from the light pollution of a major city is amazing. First, the galaxy core was situated in the southwestern sky - out over the ocean where there isn't much direct light pollution. Second, the humidity was extremely low for the coastal region. Third, there were many nights were the coast was clear. So often it's humid, hazy, and/or cloudy on the coast in the evening in San Diego. Not such much this year - until November.
I shot this on October 26, 2019 but just now got around to processing at posting it. This is a similar composition that I posted a couple weeks ago, but it was shot earlier in the evening at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park in San Diego, California. Shot with a Canon 6D and Canon 17-40mm f/4L lens at 13 sec f/4 ISO 3200.