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A 100 degree wide field of view image from Noosa National Park, Queensland. The single photo was taken at 21:38 on 29/9/2014 looking back to the west towards Noosa Heads main beach.
The 30-second exposure allowed the foreground rock pool to be illuminated by the small moon, low in the west beaming across the ocean. To the left of the moon the bright lights of Noosa warm the sky. The brightest portion of the Milky Way centered on Scorpius extends across the sky. The colours and dark lanes of the Milky Way are truly amazing and it’s a pity we can’t see them with our own eyes.
I always aim to balance the exposure and gentle processing to try to maintain the relative brightness of stars and their natural colours rather than over saturating the Milky Way, which can look unnatural.
A single 30-sec exposure, ISO3200, F2.8.
Canon 6D. Nikon 14-24mm at 14mm. Standard tripod. Shutter release.
Adobe Lightroom 5. Topaz Denoise.