Astro Photography Dorset.
Astro Photography Dorset, St Aldhelms Chapel Milky Way
This Astrophotograph of the Milky Way was taken at St Aldhelms Chapel at St Aldhelms Head. St Aldhelms Head is located near Worth Matravers in Dorset.
This image is 5 landscape orientated images stitched together.
August evening saw a trip out to St Aldhelms head to capture the chapel with the intention of a quick walk along the coastal path to capture the Milky Way again from the cove of Chapmans Pool and possibly another location.
After this little capture I started the walk ‘Oh the Steps’ I forgot about the steps.
Bumping into 3 other local photographers at the descent to Chapmans Pool who were capturing the Milky Way. I decided not to wander down through their shot with my light so moved elsewhere.
For other Milkyway shots check out the Night photograph gallery
What is St Aldhelm’s Chapel?
In my view its a fantastic location for astrophotography but it is a Norman chapel on St Aldhelm’s Head in the parish of Worth Matravers, Swanage, Dorset. This monument is a Grade I listed building that is worth a visit by day or night.
The small square stone chapel is situated within a small circular earthwork, which some suspect may be the remains of a pre-Conquest Christian enclosure.