Zodiacal Light over Coniston Water

Zodiacal Light over Coniston Water,Lake District, UK, by Stephen Cheatley.

Zodiacal Light over Coniston Water,Lake District, UK, by Stephen Cheatley.

Stephen Cheatley

Coniston Water, Lake District

The shot is a 120 degree panorama made up of 6 frames captured in portrait mode and stitched in Photoshop.

The equipment used was a Nikon D4 and 14-24mm f/2.8 lens.

Each frame shot at……..

Exposure: 20 secs
ISO: 3200
Focal length: 20mm
Aperture: f2.8
Time of capture: March 31st 2016 at approx 21.30 hrs

An image which I shot in early Spring 2016 of Zodiacal Light as it appeared in the sky over Coniston Water in the Lake District around an hour after sunset.
I specifically went to this part of the Lakes because I knew there would be a good chance to see this elusive phenomena because the angle of light would be at a sharp angle against the Milky Way at that time of year. I also had in mind the lack of light pollution there is in the direction I was facing, and that the the Lake & fells would provide a pleasing foreground.

2016-04-01T00:00:00

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