This is a revisit in one of my favourite places combining breath-taking sceneries and dark skies at Pezi, Ikaria island. The first time I was lucky enough to capture a total lunar eclipse
combined with lightning strikes
. This time, the shooting was well planned. The target was the Milky Way along with five planets and the Moon. After hours of hiking, I reached the top of the highest mountain on the region
and waited for the narrow time window where all the targets were inside the frame, it was dark enough for the Milky Way to appear and there was adequate ambient light from the Moon to illuminate the foreground.
Taken the next day, this photo
explains why the area is known as ‘The Planet of the Goats’!
Camera Model Nikon D600, Shooting Date/Time 16/07/2018 22:06 - 22:23, Author Chris Kotsiopoulos, Tv( Shutter Speed) 25 seconds x 22 shots - 360 ° panorama, Aperture Value 3.2, ISO 2500, Lens Samyang 14mm