This is a time exposure taken at 10:44 PM, under a strong moon in the Outback, near Winton, Queensland, Australia.
The night sky out there is not destroyed by city lights and the air is clear and wonderful! The Milky Way is spectacular any night in the Outback…. and on Friday evening the clouds and stars were all lit up with a wonderfully bright moon.
I could not see through the viewfinder as it appeared dark to my eyes….. but the moon was bright and with a time exposure I was able to achieve this result. The clouds and sky possess an almost daylight appearance with the stars shining through. Very little post processing is done: a very slight colour adjustment, small crop from the bottom and darkening the silhouette on the bottom section.
Canon 5D MkII. 16-35 F2.8 L lens at 16mm.
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