Earlier this week, my new Canon 6D arrived – I decided to swap from the 5DMkII to the 6D for its superior noise at ISO6400 as I am doing more and more astrophotography. The forecast was for clear skies last night so I headed out to Broad Pool on Gower. I knew the moon would be out, but that was fine as you can still shoot astrophotos with the moon in the sky. I spent over three hours on roughly the same spot trying out various techniques and photos. This is one of the final photos I took:
I’m particularly pleased with this photo as I have managed to keep some detail in the Milky Way whilst having the Moon in the photo – the Moon would normally wash out the sky, but the DSLR sensor is far better at seeing stars than the human eye. I used my headtorch to ‘paint’ for foreground grass.
As usual, I spent some time with Stellarium identifying the constellations.
The conclusion is that the 6D performs beautifully with high ISO noise and is a joy to use in the dark :-)