The Milky Way was rising in the correct part of the sky down here in New Zealand over the weekend, which allowed me to capture it rising above Cape Egmont Lighthouse as well as Mount Taranaki Volcano.
Astrophotography is a new subject for me, which is good as it required completely new skills, both in the shooting of the image as well as the post processing of the image.
First shot is taken with a Fuji X-E2 and a 14mm f/2.8 lens, ISO of 4000 and an exposure of 20 seconds.
The second shot was taken on a Canon 5D MK3 and a 24-105 lens set to 24mm f/4. I would have preferred to shoot this on the Fuji but I lost the old cable release for the Fuji earlier on in the night, it came unscrewed from the shutter release button. So I had to revert to the Canon as I had an electronic release for it. The down side was I had to use a slower lens.
The streak of light passing over the Milky Way is a shooting star.