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Balingup Night Skies

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The milky way over Balingup, Western Australia:

I've been working on a series of images that I call "Imagine" for the last 8 or so years now.. the images start with me coming up with an idea, usually that idea is formed from asking myself "I wonder..." or "what if..". Then the research starts to find a suitable location, the right conditions (weather, time of day, time of month for the moon or sun position and time of year for seasonal changes and position of the stars) and trying to then capture the image in my head.

This shot required the weather to play nicely with the new moon. Autumn is the start of our wet season and there is a heap of fog around at night. This was my 5th year at attempting this photo and the first time I've got anything I'm remotely happy with, the first attempt was foiled by ridiculous amounts of rain and flooding, the next year the tree dropped all its leaves early.

Image size
1000x1500px 1.15 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shutter Speed
53/1 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
15 mm
ISO Speed
6400
Date Taken
May 11, 2016, 2:19:14 PM
Sensor Size
6mm
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WanderingMogwai's avatar
How many thousand hells do you have to go through to get talent and skill like yours?