Nikon D60 (Sigma 10-20mm)
My bubblesite
ISO 200 • f/4.2 • 25sec • 11mm

It has taken me a while to get around to it, but this is another photo from when Robyn and Mel and I went out to the Dinner Tree (here in Derby) to take photos of the Milky Way… Unfortunately, the almost-full moon kinda made it hard to capture the Milky Way, but we had a lot of fun light-painting the mighty boab with our torches and watching the magic happen!

Special thanks to Mel for helping me with camera settings. She reckons she just bangs about having a go at stuff, but she has a pretty darn good idea of how to do things right!!!


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I’m just an Aussie girl who’s a bit mad about photography :)

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 3 years ago

    Magical work Mieke.

  • Thanks, Don!! :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • geoff curtis
    geoff curtisalmost 3 years ago

    Great image.

  • Thanks, Geoff :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome work, Mieke!!! x

  • Thank you very much, Ulla!! x

    – Mieke Boynton

    JPTALIMIalmost 3 years ago
    the tree of wisdom
  • Definitely :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • piong
    piongalmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Steen Nielsen
    Steen Nielsenalmost 3 years ago

    The light-painting must be fun and the outcome is great Mieke.

  • It really WAS fun :) :) :) Thanks, Steen.

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonalmost 3 years ago

    Nice work

  • Thanks, Bruce!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • calvinincalif
    calvinincalifalmost 3 years ago

    WOW is an understatement!!

  • Ha ha ha! Thank you, Cal! Glad you like it!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Melinda Potter
    Melinda Potteralmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful! Talk about making the most of an opportunity. Isn’t it funny how we can set out to take a particular photo and walk away with something completely different than expected, and even more rewarding?

  • Absolutely! But I think that’s what makes photography so exciting… and all art forms for that matter. When you are open to inspiration, wonderful things often happen :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Mieke!

  • Thank you very much, John!

    – Mieke Boynton

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