THE MILKY WAY OVER OXFORD UNIVERSITY
Photo Credit: Yunli Song: Click for larger view and see below for info and links.
This incredible view of Oxford University was taken from the top level of the tower of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin. This photo, like the Kashmir mosque photo I featured a month ago is actually a composite of two photos to create an effect that wouldn’t otherwise be possible; in this case, the Milky Way Galaxy above Oxford University.
The Milky Way sky portion of the photo was taken just 15 minutes outside the center of the City in Port Meadow. It was later placed into the photo above Oxford.
I enjoy these types of images because as long as the night sky is in the correct location in the photo, it gives you an opportunity to see what you would be able to see or capture without the massive amounts of light pollution in today’s towns and cities. Fantastic job Yunli!
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