The story behind how this wonderful {photograph} of the "Fairy Tree" Milky Way was created

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Sometimes, you’re sitting on social media, scrolling away and one thing stops you in your tracks and also you simply can’t assist however sit and stare. That was the case for me with this Milky Way photograph from panorama and business photographer Mark Duffy. DIYP reached out to Mark to seek out out extra about it and the way it was created.

Mark says that the tree on the centre of this picture is named a Fairy Tree in Ireland. That’s what they name a tree that stands alone in the midst of a subject. It’s believed that they carry luck and possess mystical powers. This one although, Mark tells DIYP, is especially particular. He says it’s over 200 years previous and perched on high of a 3,000-year-old cairn (an Irish burial tomb) overlooking his hometown of Dundalk and the Cooley Mountains.

Mark headed out to shoot very early one April morning. The Milky Way in that a part of the world at the moment of the yr rises at round 4am and a panorama can lead to an arc throughout the sky. To create the picture, Mark used a Sony A7 III together with a Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 lens. The ultimate result’s composed of twelve photographs. He shot six throughout in two rows at a 17mm focal size so as to increase the sphere of view and permit as a lot of the Milky Way to be seen within the shot as attainable.

He used a Sunwayfoto CR-30 Panoramic head so as to have the ability to simply shoot these rows of photos completely horizontally and evenly spaced. And so as to seize as a lot element as attainable within the evening sky, Mark used the H&Y K-Series Starkeeper filter to dam out the sunshine air pollution. The photos had been every shot as 20-second exposures, with the lens vast open at f/2.8 and an ISO of 1600 so as to seize as a lot gentle as attainable.

To sew the pictures, Mark tells DIYP that he tried stitching in PTGui however that acquired the gorgeous a lot the very same outcome when stitching inside Lightroom. So, he ended up simply utilizing Lightroom for the whole stitching and processing course of.

It’s actually probably the most intriguing Milky Way photographs I’ve seen, with some nice context each within the picture itself and within the story in regards to the a part of Ireland from which Mark originates the place it was shot. It actually helps that it simply seems to be incredible, too!

You can discover out extra about Mark on his website and observe his work on Facebook.


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