The Milky Way

6 shot panorama covering a full arc of the sky.

We had scattered cloud cover last night but every now and then the sky would open up for a while and in one of those times I managed to grab this.

Definitely not the first to have done this, nor will I be the last, but it's still pretty nifty.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 28th August 2011, This photo: 7:34pm


  • Serge Freeman said:
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • SomewhatBent Images said:
    I like!!!
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    That's very nice. How did you do the pano?
  • Jordan Mulder said:
  • fotoscape2009 said:
    great work Dave
  • PhotoQueen001 said:
    Oh wow - how clever is this! What a great idea. More please!
  • fengteo said:
    woah cool! :)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    impressive stuff
  • Out_and_About said:
    oohh I like this!
  • netherspirit said:
  • greenplasticdave said:
    Nice one, Dave. Great to see the whole sky :)
  • Jeka23 said:
  • nom_oz said:
    Yep, i Like it a lot!
  • Craig 'Lego' Lyons said:
    You have some skills! Great idea, and wonder capture of nature at its best!
    Great shot, very beautiful, Well done.
    Via Today's Explore at #105 on Fluidr
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks!
    [] Not bad eh? Weather was spotty so was lucky to get it.
    [] Pre-processed the images then shoved 'em into AutoPano and let it do it's stuff, then post-processed that image a little more.
    [] Thanks!
    [] I'd seen shots like it by Brad and Allan and figured I had to give it a whirl.
    [] Thanks! Gotta love a nice night sky. Better weather and further away from the city would have been a bit more impressive, but not bad really.
    [] 'tis a bit ;-)
    [] Your turn David, we'd like to see the Northern Sky :)
    [] Thanks Michelle!
    [] :)
    [] Well a slice of it anyway. Tempted to do an whole sky but need to be further away from Brissie.
    [] Thanks!
    [] Merci! ;-)
    [] 'tis good to be able to accurately portray what I see in a pleasing way.
    [] Thanks!
  • chooks! said:
    Great panorama of the night sky dave!
  • Gab®iel ¼ said:
    wow great shot...
  • DomiB92 said:
    absolutely impressive *_*
  • minh.tuan.p said:
    ver nice, i love it
  • la india del cibao said:

    I saw this beautiful photo on Explore !
    August 28 , 2011
    Via Today's Explore at #105 on Fluidr
  • Promeneur said:
    Magnifique !
  • Leftquark said:
    Wow -- this is a neat idea, even if you weren't the first to do it. I just love photos of the milky way and you found a way to make it even more unique. I love the change in color, from the glowing clouds, to the purple sky, to the black night. Just absolutely beautiful!
  • Dr. Ilia said:
    Great composition
    This is a Quality Photograph!
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  • pooldodo said:
    Via Today's Explore at #45 on Fluidr
  • photobakers said:
    Nice effect!
  • attiev said:
    Amazing work my friend!
  • WordsOfSilence_ said:
  • roliverjvergara said:
    A really great work!
  • 2careless said:
    Very cool and original!
  • artland said:
    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:

  • Franck Bouffard said:
    Beautiful !!!
  • jaydeenturk said:
    surprised i only just noticed this, great shot as usual!
    i've got to be honest, it's my first time seeing this and i will give this a shot too =p
    haha you and kane provide much inspiration for me to try out new things and to get new ideas.
  • IronRodArt - Royce Bair said:
    Fantastic pano capture, David!
    ....seen in the the Starry Night Astrophotography group
  • karlosraulregatto said: