This image was taken 4 days after new moon. This is a period I like to refer to as the ‘magic moon’ – around 2 or 3 nights before and after new moon. This is when the moon is bright enough to nicely or dimly expose the landscape, but not too bright to wash out the Milky Way and stars.
- Camera: Canon 5dmkII
- Focal length: 16mm
- Aperture: f/2.8
- Shutter speed: 30 seconds
- ISO: 3200
- Date: June 2012
The result is a nicely balanced image with lots of colour, lots of stars and a unique feel. If possible I try to plan my night photography around these days of the month.
Albany has one the most beautiful coastlines in Australia. It’s located in the southwest of western australia and predominantly faces south, but has many views to the west and east. This view takes in Bald Head looking due East. I hope to do more night photography around here in the future.