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Cape Palliser Lighthouse



A slightly different composition to the usual lighthouse milky way shot. I have recently re-edited this particular image. If you like this shot, I'm sure...
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A slightly different composition to the usual lighthouse milky way shot. I have recently re-edited this particular image. If you like this shot, I'm sure you'll love the new edit at the following link - check it out!

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andrzejzieliski
 
andrzejzieliski July 31, 2016
good shot!
davewilling
davewilling August 05, 2016
Cheers mate
tomguffey
 
tomguffey July 31, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
tomguffey
 
tomguffey July 31, 2016
Superb !!!
davewilling
davewilling August 05, 2016
Thank-you tom
Rayvenstar
 
Rayvenstar August 05, 2016
I have no words for how wonderful an image this is....all I can say is that it's absolutely beautiful
davewilling
davewilling August 05, 2016
Thank-you very much, made my day!
cindiwalters_7260 PRO+
 
cindiwalters_7260 August 06, 2016
Love this, if I may ask, where is it?
davewilling
davewilling August 06, 2016
Thanks...>Cape Palliser is on the Wairarapa Coast, about 1.5 hours drive from Wellington, New Zealand.
kiwidragonfly PRO
 
kiwidragonfly August 06, 2016
A fantastic capture of this lighthouse. A very different take on the usual shots from here. Brilliant sky too. Great work.
davewilling
davewilling August 06, 2016
Thanks very much!
Carpediem-jacro
 
Carpediem-jacro August 27, 2016
Perfect!
davewilling
davewilling August 27, 2016
Thank-you!
kherold
 
kherold September 04, 2016
Amazing shot! Great control of exposure to capture both the light of the tower and the milky way :)
davewilling
davewilling September 04, 2016
Thanks for the feedback! Always appreciated :)
emmarino
 
emmarino September 28, 2016
Gorgeous!
davewilling
davewilling January 22, 2017
Sorry for the delay in response @emmarino - thanks for taking the time to view and comment! :)
cassiepeterson
 
cassiepeterson March 21, 2017
How do you get the beautiful night sky to show up on your camera?
davewilling
davewilling March 30, 2017
Hi Cassie, its all to do with your settings - aperture as wide as you can go with the lens you have, long exposure (not more than 20 seconds though), ISO as high as you can go without getting to noisy (6400 for my camera) and then post-processing! Happy shooting.
Elliets PRO+
 
Elliets April 25, 2017
Great shot
davewilling
davewilling April 29, 2017
Thanks @elliets :)
leislevanvliet
 
leislevanvliet May 21, 2017
Stunning!!!
davewilling
davewilling May 23, 2017
Thanks:)
Mauro_Mendula PRO+
 
Mauro_Mendula October 17, 2017
great shot!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken at Cape Palliser on the Wairarapa coastline about one and a half hours drive from Wellington New Zealand.
Time
This was captured at around 11:00pm on a beautiful clear. It is a series of images merged together as a panorama in photoshop.
Lighting
Being quite some distance from any of the major towns or cities there is virtually no light pollution - perfect for nighttime photography. There was also no moonlight at the time this was captured.
Equipment
I used my Canon 6d, 24-105L lens set at 24mm and f/4. A tripod and remote shutter were both used to reduce any camera shake.
Inspiration
I'm not a "hardcore" astrophotographer but I do like to occasionally shoot nights. A lot of the images I do see are wide sweeping panoramas that have a heap of landscape, a big arching milky way but you can't really see much else - essentially to me they all feel a bit the same. I wanted a dominant landscape or manmade structure (the lighthouse was perfect) that did feature the Milky Way captured with a different perspective to what is usually seen.
Editing
The image was stitched together in photoshop. The Milky Way was enhanced using some curve layers and a bit of colour correction.
In my camera bag
Pretty much what is listed above - the one camera body, the one all purpose lens, tripod remote shutter and a couple of filters ( a polariser and ND600).
Feedback
A lot of people go on about planning your trip and being patient and taking your time - awesome advice if you do have the time to do that! I'm a big spur of the moment fan - if I like the look of something I shoot it! I do think obviously about my settings and develop a mental picture of how I want the image to turn out but I am a lot more of a "hey that looks cool" kind of shooter. Feel free to also follow me on Facebook: @DavidWillingPhotographerandImagineer or Instagram: j.a.w_images__david_willing

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