If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ll know I’ve spent the last few days hiking through Tajikistan and although the time there was very short (basically just a long weekend), I really loved the countryside and I’m hoping to go back at some point in the future.
I shot quite a bit while there and probably one of the most magical moments was an evening at Iskanderkul, translated as The Lake of Alexander (of the “Great” fame). The lake is at around 2,200 meters altitude so it stands above most of the dust and pollution layers. Add to that a super clear evening and you have the Milky Way stretching from horizon to horizon in a full arc. I can’t say I was very prepared for photographing the night sky (I only had a tiny tripod with me), but I did get a couple of images I was happy with, the one above included.Technical details | Camera: X-T2 | Focal length: 10mm | Shutter speed: 30s | Aperture: ƒ/4 | ISO: 6400