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The Milky Way by Malcolm Katon

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What else do you do on a cold winter’s night but drive for an 1 3/4hr to an abandoned church just to use it as foreground interest for a shot of the milky way.

When you see so many stars you realise how large the universe is and how small we are!

Canon 5D MKIII
Canon 16-35mm 2.8L

After a bit of experimenting I found that a shutter speed of 20 seconds at F 2.8 and ISO of 2000 gave me the result that I wanted.

Location: Yarra, just south of Goulburn NSW

Photography has become a real passion of mine and I take a lot of pride in the images that I create.

The majority of my images are available for sale on this site.

Should you have a need for a photopgrapher please contact me on 0409 710 759 to discuss the services and rates.

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  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 1 year ago

    Where do I begin? Bloody hell, Malcolm, you’ve excelled yourself! You also picked a helluva cold place to take the shot! But I’m gobsmacked. There are so many things to say about that shot I dunno where to start. Perfect location with the abandoned church, for one thing, and the clarity of the sky is incredible – not to mention how busy it is out there. I hope to experience a sky like that when I’m outback. Let me just say your dedication to your craft deserves a medal. Go Malcolm!

  • Thank you very much for lovely comments Gary. I am really looking forward to some more shots like this when I head out west. I hope that you get to see some skies like this too. When are you heading out and where to?

    – Malcolm Katon

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishover 1 year ago

    Well worth the effort Malcolm, well done mate :) :)

  • Thank you very much Ian.

    – Malcolm Katon

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 1 year ago

    Beautifully captured Malcolm!

  • Thanks Barbara

    – Malcolm Katon

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 1 year ago

    fantastic – wonderful pic !

  • Thanks Dean

    – Malcolm Katon

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 1 year ago

    Perfect location for this kind of shot. Terrific work Malcolm!

  • Thank you Arfan, I plan to experiment a bit more with these types of shots.

    – Malcolm Katon

  • Andrew Dickman
    Andrew Dickmanover 1 year ago

    Terrific shot

  • Thanks Andrew

    – Malcolm Katon

  • SunseekerPix
    SunseekerPixover 1 year ago

    I know that ruin and you have turned it into a pretty picture..kinda figured you’d have the MK3 by now….. Try F6.3 30 seconds and ISO 6400 with the NR turned on…… this exposure worked equally as well but!

  • Thanks David, I found the processing to be the tricky part. Any tips on focussing for shots like these? I used infinity and it wasn’t quite sharp enough and then just knocked it back a touch and it seemed better.

    – Malcolm Katon

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 1 year ago

    wow – fantastic work and stunning lighting!

  • Thank you:-)

    – Malcolm Katon

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 1 year ago

    Amazing capture Malcolm, just beautiful

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thanks Jude, I hope that you are well.

    – Malcolm Katon

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonover 1 year ago

    Well worth your effort Malcolm, an excellent exposure.

  • Thanks Terry, I’m pretty happy with this one.

    – Malcolm Katon

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