Galactic Core – Vortex Rising
The galactic core of the Milky Way rises over the sea on the east coast of New South Wales, Australia.
I do love my Astro photography, but one of the challenges I find within it is to make sure my images look different to others. Let’s face it, the image is of the Galactic Core and that’s about it. Different position in the sky, different foreground, and different processing. That’s pretty much it.
Planning also comes into the equations. You can only take what is there, on clear skies, one week per month from March to October when there is no Moon. If you want the core to rise over the sea, go early in the season, So that’s what I did here.
After the initial capture I decided to pretty much throw the rule-book out of the window in terms of processing. There are a lot of videos out there on YouTube which show you how to process the Milky Way, and they all adopt a similar approach. But hang on, you can’t see it with your eyes, so just who exactly has the final word on how it should look in a photo?