The campground at Bell Gorge (on the Gibb River Road in the Kimberley, Western Australia) two nights ago. The colour in the trees is from the campfires (thanks people!!) and the huge sky came courtesy of my friend Dave’s fisheye lens… THANK YOU, DAVE!! (He’s just joined RB… please go check out his work!!)

Nikon D800 + Nikkor 10.5mm (fisheye)
ISO 1250 • f/5.6 • 30sec • 10mm


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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture Mieke.

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful stuff Mieke, well done. Definitely kicked a goal with this one, how did the D800 handle the noise?

  • Well, at ISO 6400 there were so many stars it was almost impossible to tell which was noise and which was stars! I was able to crank it back to ISO 1250 (and later, even ISO 800!!) at f/5.6 and still have enough light to capture this in 30seconds. It’s a pretty amazing camera, that’s for sure. This had surprisingly little noise (relatively speaking)… It’s still a wee bit speckled, but I’m pretty impressed!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Superb capture.

  • Tula Top
    Tula Topabout 2 years ago

    So beautiful, Mieke! Love the fisheye perspective!

  • Jaxybelle
    Jaxybelleabout 2 years ago

    Great stuff Mieke. Glad you are liking your D800 :)

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammerabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful image Mieke and I am envious of your trip outback.

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayabout 2 years ago

    Brilliant shot

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfabout 2 years ago

    I gotta try this with my fisheye… I just need to find a place away from New York to have an open sky like this… :)

  • Lol! Good luck, Evelina!!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergerabout 2 years ago

    Lovely starry night! :-)

  • ManRayFan
    ManRayFanabout 2 years ago

    Wow Mieke! This is amazing! I love the depth of the sky!!

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