Birling Gap Night Astro-Photography

If you’ve never been at Birling Gap to look at the stars on a clear summer night, then I hope these two photographs will convince you to pay the secluded beach a visit. The minimal light pollution in this area makes it possible to view the Milky Way on a clear night. I’ve not done much astro-photography in my career, but from what I’ve learnt so far, I’ve realised I need to learn much, much more!

Birling Gap, East Sussex

For both of these shots, a wide open aperture was needed to let in as much light as possible. I use an alarmingly high ISO of 3200, and a shutter speed of 30 seconds to capture the night sky, but to avoid getting too much movement from the Earth’s rotation.

Birling Gap, East Sussex
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