The International Space Station traverses the Galactic Core, Kairakau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
There is a point in time, every morning and evening, where it is possible to capture the light of the day as well as the Milky Way. Yesterday morning this coincided with the orbit of the ISS, and as a bonus, from where I was, the line of the ISS followed the arc of the Milky Way.
This image is taken at Kairakau, on the east coast of New Zealand, looking east to the Hinemahanga rocks and the dawn beyond, about an hour before sunrise. The bright star to the right of the image is Venus.
This image is made from 8 separate photos, taken one after the other to capture the line of the ISS over a period of about 100secs. The first image was then used as a base image with the stars and landscape in it, and the ISS path was then blended in from the other 7 images.
8 images, each:
D800, f2.8, 13sec, ISO1600, 17mm
Processed in LR5 then CS6 then back to LR5 for finishing.