Ok, its a pretty crap title, but I couldn't think of a better one at the time. To view and download this image, as well as all my other images in the series from Lake Newnham, go here.
The Peel region, Western Australia, recently suffered bush-fires which left amongst various tragedies blackened and leafless trees and shrubs. Walking into them in the darkness at night is quite an experience, one can almost imagine that they are haunted and terrifying. Thankfully, I have walked alone in many a dark sky now and enjoy the experience rather than fearful of it - which is fortunate otherwise nightscape photography may not be the best hobby if you are afraid of the darkness.
Whilst other places there are often night noises (insects, small animals), this place is unusually quiet, no doubt due to the lack of vegetation and thus little food for critters. Just the gentle night breeze and the faint star-light...
This shot a stitch of 3 shots with a Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens on a Canon EOS6d.
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.