A recent drive to play with milky way astrophotography to Matata beach gave this iconic image of a wood fire and camp on the beach . Such a Kiwi tradition from when-ever …  To get the milky it is such a combination of cloud-less days , no moon , the least amount of light pollution from the nearest city or town … in this case Matata itself  and just pure good luck . Hope you enjoy .

You need to click on the image to bring it up full size .

 

2479matata campers milky #011 web by M Handley.