Th stars in Namibia never get old to look at, photograph or sleep under. Especially in the cooler months of May, June and July when the rains have cleared the air and left endless clear, cool and still skies the stars really shine. As if by design it is also during these months that the Milky Way rises in the east as the sun sets and travels across the sky to set in the west as the sun rises again. There is really no better place or time of year to get an unobstructed view the stars that Namibia in the winter.
This photo is a composition of 2 photos taken about 30 minutes apart. While it is possible to get the twilight lit foreground and the stars in one shot there would be significant motion in the stars. Blending the 2 shorter exposure photos together for foreground and sky I was able to still give the idea of the Milky Way rising as the sun set.