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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Mountains
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Keywords:Australian Landscapes, Blue Mountains, Mountains, Night, Stars, the Milky Way
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Dimensions7360 x 5461
Original file size21.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken16-Sep-17 23:14
Date modified28-Sep-17 08:32
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure361s at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Night Sky over Blue Mountains

Night Sky over Blue Mountains

I discovered this place during my trekking in Blue Mountains. I calculated a perfect moment for shooting the Milky Way crossing over the two giant rock walls. I realised that I only had 4 days for taking such Milky Way shot at this position. So on the last day, I camped one night along the rocky edge and made this shot.

From a technical viewpoint, this image consisted of 12 shots during 10:00 - 11:30pm. 6 shots with 14mm vertical frame captured the entire Milky Way crossing the rock walls, then after that, I took other 6 shots, also with 14mm vertical frames, to capture the lower part of the mountains, using long exposure (6 min exposure + 6 min noise reduction), and lower ISO.

Here are technical data for the shots: for the Milky Way: ISO6400, 20s, 14mm, f/2.8; for the mountains: ISO1250, 6min, 14mm, f/4.0.