Astrophotography - Nelson Correia Photography
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Cat in the rift

When I think about rural Australia, immediately rolling hills, farming, and dark skies come to mind. I wanted a photo that encompassed my vision of rural Australia, and I found that vision on the edge of a small town called Clunes (in NSW). Although it was too dark to see the rolling hills, the tractor under a blazing milky way was enough to portray that scene.

The shot is a stacked composite of 15 x 30s images (f/2.8, ISO 1600). I’m actually a little disappointed in the movement of the stars, and will probably opt for a 20s or 25s shot next time. :)