The Milky Way above The Great Cross - Barton - ACT - Australia - 20180624 @ 03:48
After finally getting some clear skies, and waiting for the near-full Moon to set, I captured this spectacular suburban Milky Way image. The bright point stars, the concentration of dark nebulae, and the fuzzy concentrations of stars along the Milky Way formed a nice arc over the Great Cross. The fisheye lens imparted the opposite curve to the foreground elements, producing a pleasant balance to the composition.
There are two light beams directed straight up from the ground from slightly left of centre - these are coming from upward directed spotlights at Parliament House.
A layer of light fog/mist can be seen on the left edge of the image. A few minutes after making the exposures for this image, the fog from Lake Burley Griffin, 500m behind me, rolled in. Thus, in hindsight, I was lucky (and very relieved) to complete the acquisition.