Last June I shot a roll of Fuji Acros 100, composing shots of the brightest portions of the Milky Way. The inspiration came in part from the efforts of E.E. Barnard over 100 years ago. The combination of film and camera worked out quite well.
The area highlighted is the eastern portion of the Sagittarius Star Cloud with numerous details and markings from prominences and dark nebulae.
Shooting in b&w, while not as glamorous as color, produces amazing images reminiscent of the old days of glass plates and allows me to recapture in experience and results a touch of what the father of Milky Way photography, E.E. Barnard must have felt upon the discoveries he made.
July 9, 2012
Pentax 67 with 300 @ 5.6 30 minutes Fuji Acros standard development in Xtol.
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