On a recent trip to Peru, I had hoped to get at least a few shots of the night sky since I'm not often south of the equator, but I had not anticipated just how poor the weather would be. This is the best I got on my 2-week trip... and this was taken in the only direction where I could find a hole in the clouds after an evening thunderstorm with wind, rain, and some reported hail. I was surprised by the high humidity even at Lake Titicaca (12,500 ft. elevation), which made the light pollution even worse for night-time photography by scattering it back towards the ground.
Below is an enlarged view which has been labeled with the most prominent "landmarks".
- Date/Time: 21 Sept. 2016 - 19:03 CDT
- Location: Lake Titicaca (Peru)
- Camera: Nikon D600 @ ISO 800
- Exposure: 10 sec. (single frame)
- Lens: Sigma 15mm (fisheye) @ f/2.8
- Mount: Stationary tripod
- Image Processing: Lightroom, Photoshop