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.
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.