Switching to star trails exposures I set the camera running and left it to go and headed back to our nearby cosy campfire to wait
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This image was taken whilst standing in the Northern Territory but facing across the border into South Australia
There was lots of scrubby bushes around which I didn’t want to include in my composition. So I had to get closer to this lone tree and point upwards from below to exclude everything else I didn’t want
As we’re heading so far north the southern celestial pole is moving lower in the sky. This makes it trickier to include the centre of the swirl in compositions as we go further and further north 🙂