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Rising Temptation, Mount Buffalo, Victoria, Australia.
Rising Temptation, Mount Buffalo, Victoria, Australia. The blue hour on the particular morning was drafty and cold. From the car I could see the stars. once I got out and made my way to the edge I could see all the fog in valleys. This was perfect for making up the mid section of the photograph. Product Number: _KSP4570
South Ramshead Range, Kosciuszko, NSW Australia.
South Ramshead Range, Kosciuszko, NSW Australia. The elevated hike up to the Ramshead range is all worth it. Priceless panoramic views are at hand paired with near no light pollution. Makes this location one of the best for astro photography. Product Number _KSP2526
Intergalactic Canter. Horse Head Rock, Bermagui NSW Australia.
Intergalactic Canter. Horse Head Rock, Bermagui NSW Australia. And their out of the gates, On to the Sand followed close by Removing Thongs, Clambering rocks, Water Crossing aand Look at this Amazing View. Now their around the back coming into turn two. It's Setting Up, Focus, Check Exposure, followed by Pan That Head, Press Remote and Wait Thirty More Seconds,come around come around, who will it be? It's neck and neck Locked up Ball Head, Novoflex, Capture That Milky Way. Nosing in it's Intergalactic Canter, Clambering Rocks and Pan That Head.... aaand their over! Intergalactic Canter, Intergalactic Canter! Comes through with the win! Product Number V9A6860
Glamping Under The Galaxy. Eco Retreat, Karijini NP Western Australia.
Glamping Under The Galaxy. Eco Retreat, Karijini NP Western Australia. I would first have to thank Robert for teeing up the empty Eco Tent with reception and allowing us to turn the lights on to photograph it during the night under the awesome milky way galaxy in all it's glory! These tents are a true luxury out in the middle of the heart of the Pilbara. Housing guests from all over the globe while on their stay at the infamous Karijini NP. Near by in the retreat is the only Bar for 140kms or so. The retreat consists of over 100 camp sites, Budget tents and Pricey Luxury Eco Tents like the one pictured on the left of this image. During the night they glow under the stars, quiet a site to see in such a beautiful serene part of the world where civilization meets otherwise baron outback. As usual one shot is never enough in my books! So stitching it was.11 shots, thanks to the Zeiss 15mm. Product Number _V9A3523
Evening with Metatron, Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. Australia.
Evening with Metatron, Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. Australia. Quiet often, I find myself asking for guidence off one of the angels. This comes in handy when Out and about shooting as I find it so often rewards me with image results like this one. After asking Metaron for some guidence on this evening at Dove Lake,I was rewarded with his presents in the clouds streaking through the sky. Product Number _V9A9485
You're My Shooting Star, Govatts Leap, Blackheath NSW Australia.
You're My Shooting Star, Govatts Leap, Blackheath NSW Australia. Nestled at the end of a road in Blackheath sits one of the best views the Blue Mountains in NSW have to offer. With some of the easiest access there is available for great views this location is a no brainer for would be visitors. On this day I was truly blessed with divine guidance from above. I woke as usual at 3 am for a sunrise and headed to the famous Govatts Leap lookout. When I arrived the stars were still out and the air was fresh. A heavy mist lay among the valley, blanketing the layers in the range. I was after nautical sunrise the point when you can first see the horizon. This i brilliant for capturing a glowing horizon and stars in one frame. I was lucky enough to capture a shooting star in exactly the right spot just by chance while the shutter was open. Product Number _KSP3245
Star Dust, Ramshead Tor, Kosciusko National Park. Australia.
Star Dust, Ramshead Tor, Kosciusko National Park. Australia. At the top of the Ramshead range on the border of NSW and Victoria in the Kosciusko national park. Large rock formation or tors are peppered across the landscape with snow and ice covering the tarns during the winter time. What an awesome sight to behold as the sun sets and twilight begins a transformation of extreme beauty occurs. As if someone had sprinkled Star Dust in the sky. Product Number _KSP3221
Moonrise Turimetta Beach, NSW, Australia.
Moonrise Turimetta Beach, NSW, Australia. On this morning at Turimetta beach located between Narrabeen and Warriewood on Sydney's northern beaches in NSW. The weather was cool and calm. The high tide was receding and leaving these lovely foam bubbles illuminated by the moon light over the headland. The composition used instantly came to mind when I saw them. Using the illuminated foam to lead the eye through the image From the sand to the moon then reach for the stars! The shot was captured in a single frame during nautical sunrise, approximately one and a half hours before sunrise. Product Number: _KSP0140
Wish Upon A Star
Wish Upon A Star. Karijini NP Western Australia. The amazing thing about the desert is how all the clouds disappear in the evening allowing the night time show to take center stage. This image was taken from the top of A rise In the Karijini national park. The snappy gum trunk was found on the way up where it had fallen. I carried it up the climb to the top as I felt it would create a lovely foreground. Product Number: _V9A3465
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