Photographer Jim Baugh took advantage of clear skies to experiment with different exposures and created a brilliant image of our galaxy.
Here is Jim’s account.
Red Bank Milky Way 6/13/20: had a window of maybe 3 hours before the moon rise and the sky was about the clearest, I have ever seen. I was setting up taking test shots for mostly the horizon and on the first test shot I saw the Milky Way just peeping over the top of a low level cloud bank over the Atlantic, thought it was amazing, gave me chills. So hurriedly got the right position with the ball head and fired off the first 5-minute exposure hoping the cloud bank would not move to much. Was able to capture 3 exposures at 5 minute each so this image is a total of 15 minutes exposure. Then a few more clouds then fired off a 10 minute exposure. It truly was one of the nicest nights I have seen that I can remember. Now off to film spadefish and Drum, then Wachapreague for the New Moon of June. Cheers! JB
Foreground: 13 exposures at 8 seconds each light painted with a GVM RGB and a couple of flashlights. F2.8 ISO 200
Milky Way: 3 exposures total 15 minutes, tracked, Fs2.8, ISO 400 Tonika 11-16mm Cannon 200D/SL2