Parkes Observatory • New South Wales • Australia

William Bullimore

Brisbane, Australia

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The Parkes Observatory has to be my most favourite thing to photograph. Whenever we’re driving through outback New South Wales, I always have to stop and get some shots of it. I was pleased to get a different perspective this time. Have a great week everyone.

From Wikipedia:

The Parkes Radiothermal Telescope, completed in 1961, was the brainchild of E.G. (Taffy) Bowen, chief of the CSIRO’s Radiophysics Laboratory… The primary observing instrument is the 64-metre movable dish telescope, second largest in the Southern Hemisphere… During the Apollo missions to the moon, the Parkes Observatory was used to relay communication and telemetry signals to NASA, providing coverage for when the moon was on the Australian side of the Earth.

Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: 5 exposures (-2,-1,0,1,2 EV)
Aperture: f/18
Focal Length: 58mm
ISO Speed: 200
Accessories: Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote
Date and Time: 19 October 2009 06.35pm

Post Processing:
Imported into Lightroom
Exported 5 exposures to Photomatix
Tonemap generated HDR using detail enhancer option
Re-imported back into Lightroom
Exported to CS3
Curves layer
Hue/Saturation layer
Noise reduction filter
Unsharp mask filter
Re-imported back into Lightroom
Spot removal in Lightroom
Added keyword metadata
Exported as JPEG

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