The Wainuamata coast near Wellington, New Zealand is rugged and exposed, but also very picturesque, and a location I’ve been wanting to photograph at night for a while now. I finally got the perfect night to do so, and hiked the 3.5km with my camera gear out to Baring Head, where I set up overlooking the beach and the Wainuiomata River. The Milky Way was stunning this night as it rose towards the east, and the sky was tinted green with air glow as the distant galaxies of the Malleganic Clouds hovered above.
This image is a panorama made up of 24 images stitched together, and was shot on a Epic Gigapan Pro panoramic head. Each image had an exposure time of 25 seconds at f/2.8 ISO 6400, and was shot on a Canon 6d with a 24mm focal length.