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The Southern Cross, as viewed from Gibson Beach, Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia.

Taken 3 am, just after the moon had set.
A 20sec exposure, with ISO1600 & f/2.8 settings.

Camera: Sony Alpha NEX-C3

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South Australian photographer and image manipulator who specialises in rural night imagery.
I’m particularly attracted to photographing oceanic coastline in moonlight and framing our Milky way Galaxy with terrestrial landforms and objects such as the old homestead ruins that are littered throughout the South Australian countryside. I have grown to love photographically documenting the decay of isolated household facades and set them amongst change more timeless and ethereal.

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  • fazza
    fazzaabout 3 years ago

    amazing shot mate!!!!!,cheers fazza

  • Thanks fazza

    – pablosvista2

  • Mark Ross
    Mark Rossabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous and sheer magic Paul! Just beautifully seen and handled. Masterful.

  • Thank so much Mark – I love hanging out at these locations at night – still haven’t been abducted by mermaids yet though :-)

    – pablosvista2

  • shallay
    shallayabout 3 years ago

    Did you really know that wave would be the inverse motion of the cloud? Can you know like that in advance, Pablo? Or that those little white holes in the sky would repeat themselves a little larger in the sand (as shadows/rocks/footprints?) (Do tripods leave trails too?)
    Vivid piece

  • Pure luck of the lunatic Sharon ;-)
    Tripods do leave podprints when I use them as a walking stick, but I’ve given up that practice after wearing out too many of them

    – pablosvista2

  • sedge808
    sedge808about 3 years ago

    1600. cool.

  • ;-)

    – pablosvista2

  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellabout 3 years ago

    one of the best moonlight shots i have seen

  • Great compliment – thank you

    – pablosvista2

  • LindaJBazor
    LindaJBazorabout 3 years ago


    Love it! (Nov 25, 2011)

  • Wow – thanks for the feature

    – pablosvista2

  • Steen Nielsen
    Steen Nielsenabout 3 years ago

    Amazing shot and a great foreground to support the starry sky.
    Cheers

  • Thanks Steen – you would love the stars of the Southern Sky – have you seen them?

    – pablosvista2

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning photo…I must get down there one day and see this again. I like the angle you took this image on its beautiful :)

  • Thank you :-)

    – pablosvista2

  • fazza
    fazzaover 2 years ago

    magic shot pablo,!!!fazza

  • Thanks fazza – thought this one was archived, but suddenly people are viewing it again and commenting- :-)

    – pablosvista2

  • Karen Willshaw
    Karen Willshawover 2 years ago

    Stunning. Love the southern cross upside down to how I see it :) Instant FAVE!!!!

  • Thanks Karen – I guess because it rotates people see it at different perspectives, so you can get used to it either way.

    – pablosvista2

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