Milky Way over Lake Pukaki

Camping

A few nice Camper Van camping images I found:

Milky Way over Lake Pukaki
Camper Van camping
Image by Vince O’Sullivan
The milky way stretching up over the camp site at Lake Pukaki. Also prominent are the Large and Small Megallanic Clouds, off to the right and (about 200,000 light years away).

I’m not sure I’ve been anywhere where quite so many stars have been visible to the naked eye, so I did a bit of experimenting with the camera. In the end, it was a case of just turning everything up to maximum (25 second exposure at f/2.8 and ISO 6,400).

The last time I tried this, in England, all I got was the glare from the nearest town – eight miles away.

(Oh, and that’s our camper-van on the right).