Stars over Lake Moogerah

We held another Startrails & Night Landscape course last night, this time out at Lake Moogerah. Fabulous clear skies greeted us and around 9pm the moon had risen enough to provide some illumination of the lake.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 19th June 2011, This photo: 9:05pm

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  • Kirsty Hellmech Photography said:
    Beautiful David!! I was hoping you guys would get some clear skies! love the lighting on the trees, just gorgeous!
  • allan_niels3n said:
    I recognise that tree! great shot, love the static stars instead of those big arcs. beautifully lit too, i nearly went out there, but had work this morning so chickened out.
  • deftone2k said:
    Very nice David :)
    Did you do one of your classic longer exposures?
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Kirsty, couldn't have asked for a better night for it. Beautifully clear skies with no moon initially, followed by a moonrise at 8:25pm lending some great foreground illumination by 9pm.
    [] Couldn't resist a few static star shots - SOOOOO many stars out last night. I too have work today, feeling a bit groggy this morning for sure.
    [] I did indeed, just haven't processed that one yet.
  • deftone2k said:
    [] Looking forward too it indeed :) Love it when the moon provides such a soft yet awesome light.
  • Simple Monkey said:
    Interesting composition, nice star shot
  • Panorama Paul said:
    I usually don't even bother trying to shoot stars when the moon is visible in the sky... I don't know why though... looking at what you've captured here... who needs a flash-light to do light-painting when you've got this huge flash-light in the sky!!?
  • Hani Alharthi said:
    Great composition and color! Amazing!
  • in2fx said:
  • PeteHuu said:
    amazing compo
    congrats on Explore #373
  • Beth Wode said:
    Really beautiful image David. Congrats one the Explore :)
  • Daveevan said:
    Amazing Shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks :)
    [] Quite true Paul. Obviously you lose some star detail as the moon makes the sky a lot brighter than without it, but it is still possible to capture the clouds of the Milky Way providing the moon hasn't risen too far.
    [] [] [] Thanks!
    [] Explore eh ? who'da thunk it. :)
    [] Thanks!
  • Sprengben [why not get a friend] said:
    Magnificient Photo, great how you did this! It really deserves Explore!!!
    Come on over to my latest shot if you like.
  • syber76600 said:
    Fabulous picture!
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  • Cobra_11 said:
    Fabulous photo!
  • rafallano said:
    Impressive shot, I love it.
    Congratulations for the explroe, the picture really deserves it.
    I really like it!!!
  • Marion D. Austin said:
    This is amazing! I wish I could capture the stars like that.
  • MagicTyger said:
    I'm impressed. Well done, David.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] [] [] [] [] [] Thanks Guys. :)