“Though the stars are out, not one of us knows the way,” IMBECILE song text by Mike Batt. The “Hohe Wand” / high wall, a mountain near Vienna was the place for star photography last Friday. Our group of 7 photographers started at about 9 pm, and we did shooting until 11:30 pm. I had a head lamp with me; it was dark. And it’s also live saving  🙂 because near the sky walk; there are slopes which are straight as a pole with 100 meters / 330 ft height and no fence or sign ➡  which warns you. In the night, you have to be careful there. 😐

I placed my A7S with the Samyang 14mm F2.8 on my Sony VCT-300 tripod and prepared for shooting. Higher ISO about 2500 to 3600 are a must, shutter speed at about 12 to 15 seconds and manual focusing, which works fine even with the stars if you use Sony focus peaking. So I got beautiful shots of the milky way. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Color Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 20s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2500