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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  • chloemay
    chloemayover 3 years ago

    OMG this is awesome………….just love it

  • Thanks! I was certainly very pleased with my result… Cheers, Pete

    – Peter Doré

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 3 years ago


    Congratulations from your hosts at Color Me A Rainbow!

    Please go Here and immediately place your fantastic image into the Blue/White And One Other Color Of Your Choosing challenge and good luck! Dee

  • That’s fantastic, thank you!

    – Peter Doré

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thanks very much!

    – Peter Doré

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!! Congratulations on your feature August 9th 2011!

  • That’s great! Thanks!

    – Peter Doré

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Cheers Rene, thanks!

    – Peter Doré

  • Dieter Tracey
    Dieter Traceyover 3 years ago

    amazing shot Peter!

  • Thanks very much!

    – Peter Doré

  • Michele Filoscia
    Michele Filosciaover 3 years ago

    Superb shot.

  • Thanks!!

    – Peter Doré

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 3 years ago

    Great outback shot Peter. Love that sky with all the stars.

  • Cheers, Ralph. Thanks very much!

    – Peter Doré

  • messinger
    messingerover 3 years ago

    Love it!

  • Thanks Jane! Very happy you like this one! I’m printing it large for buyers at present! :)

    – Peter Doré

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 3 years ago

  • That’s wonderful! Thanks!

    – Peter Doré

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