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For a while now I had wanted to shoot the milky way. Last night I decided to drive about a 100 kms away from my place to get minimum light pollution and as I wa...
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For a while now I had wanted to shoot the milky way. Last night I decided to drive about a 100 kms away from my place to get minimum light pollution and as I was driving I came across this empty field with two trees and nothing else. This was exactly the image I had in mind when I started driving. So I pulled over and as my eyes settled to the darkness... I was awestruck with the clarity of the Milkyway and the sky.

People don't often take portrait shots of nature but for this particular photo, this is exactly the composition I wanted :D
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kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman April 15, 2015
Voted...lovely image
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography April 15, 2015
Thank you :)
Mysnap
 
Mysnap July 05, 2015
Great shot you have it all in this one.
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography July 05, 2015
Thank you for the kind words :)
Atomck1
 
Atomck1 July 11, 2015
Nice shot, well done! What did you use to light the foreground?
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography July 12, 2015
Hi Tom thank you. For this shot I was standing on the side of the highway, so the foreground is actually lit by cars and trucks passing on the highway during the 30 seconds exposure. I clicked the shutter release button as soon as I saw that cars were coming on both sides. Here in Australia, we drive on the left side of the road, which again you can see if you look carefully at the grass, it's brighter on the left side than the right. The two trees however, were faintly lit by my torch.
rebelpunk
 
rebelpunk July 16, 2015
Beautiful shot ????
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography July 19, 2015
Thanks Sarah!! :)
rebelpunk
 
rebelpunk July 19, 2015
I've no idea why some of my comments leave ???? - it's driving me mad!
My comment was meant with sincerity - not question! X
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography July 20, 2015
Hahaha no worries, I thought it must have been a typo :)
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 October 14, 2015
Beautifully done!
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography October 15, 2015
Thank you very much :)
GordonKoh PRO+
 
GordonKoh December 02, 2015
Milky Way pictures always fascinate me. This one is beautifully framed and captured skillfully. Congratulations.
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography December 04, 2015
Thank you for your kind comment Gordon :)
rikvandenhurk
 
rikvandenhurk January 11, 2016
Could be in Nation Geograpic, very nice! Loooong exposure, i asume
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography April 04, 2016
Haha thanks mate, yeah 30 second exposure
WilmaWolf
 
WilmaWolf March 25, 2017
Breathtaking! Worth the drive. :)
jwjackterphotography PRO+
 
jwjackterphotography May 24, 2020
Now this is a “milky” way!
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