Convent Under the Milky Way


During a night away in the Hunter Valley, I decided to start experimenting with photography of star fields.

Peppers Convent, a hotel in a secluded and dark spot right in the middle of Pokolbin, offered some pretty decent opportunities for shooting the stars in the night sky in a relatively light pollution-free environment.

The clear night was also instrumental in making this type of image possible, but not long after this image was captured (plus a few others at various spots on the grounds), clouds blew in and put an end to more experimentation.

I definitely have some ideas for future nightscape images featuring the dramatic Milky Way in the sky.

Published on Sunday, 15th April, 2012.





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