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Gurrandalng Vortex

by on Nov.20, 2018, under Life, Photography

After dinner I’d headed off into the Gurrandalng wilderness to setup for some more Milky Way goodness

It was still close to the new moon. So the skies were dark and the galactic core of the Milky Way was very visible in the skies above

It was back out with the Samyang 14mm and time to work

Gurrandalng Dreaming

Gurrandalng Dreaming

NIKON D750 + 14.0 mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm, 30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 5000

The framing I was looking for here was to look cleanly through the arch with the tree on the other side nicely silhouetted. The ground on my side was blackened by fire but the pebbly walking track nicely stood out white against this background

I shot this vertical composition at a lower ISO whilst the twilight light was still in the sky. With some added light painting in the foreground to balance the shot

At the time I thought the image may end up too light and washed out. However I was very pleasantly surprised with the final result

Gurrandalng Vortex

Gurrandalng Vortex

NIKON D750 + 14.0 mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm, 61 sec at f/2.8, ISO 1600 x 114 Frames

Later in the evening I returned to this vertical composition for some star trails action. Nearly two hours (114 x 61 second frames) of rotation

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