A few hours before I was at work in an ordinary office in the city (actually Rio Tinto's remote mining operations center). A few hours later I'm here at my favourite nightscape location at the Pinnacles in Nambung national park, Western Australia - beholding the core of the galaxy rising above the desert and monoliths.
This is my favourite time of year, as the milky way's core is close to the horizon and I can use my higher zoom lenses without an impractical number of shots / mosaic (in this case an 85mm prime lens). The higher the zoom, the more "dominating" it makes the galaxy appear in the sky (i.e. bigger).
Some of the photos are included in this post - otherwise check out my nightscape gallery for the rest.
I've recently completed my "expeditions" section of my website, which details locations that I've been to for astrophotography and nightscapes sessions. Currently this page has a summary of all locations (all in Western Australia - sorry to the rest of the world), rating and high level comments and notes - but will eventually expand to include detailed descriptions and site photographs. You can go straight to this page via this link, or just use the navigation bar above.
Project Manager and Engineer (control systems) with over 18 years of experience, Will Vrbasso has also spent the past few years developing his skills in astro and nightscape photography, and has interests in astronomy and spaceflight in general.