The bulge of the Milky Way is just starting to rise over the mountain. When viewing this part of the sky, we’re looking towards the centre of our galaxy.
This is a 4-frame panorama of the Southern Milkyway rising over the dam at IISAC2013. Each frame was a 30s exposure, f/2.8, ISO6400 with the Canon 6D and Samyang 14mm lens.
Each frame was taken with the camera horizontal, 4 frames with plenty of overlap up into the sky to capture the Milky Way as it rose up. I took an equivalent panorama with the camera vertical, with about 6 frames panning left to right, but the composition wasn’t quite as strong so I went with this one.
Thanks for looking.