N I G H T S C A P E R Photo Award to ...
Jovian Night ~ Jupiter at it's brightest up the Moke Lake road, Queenstown, New Zealand. Congratulations to Kane Hartill. “Nice nitrogen oxygen colour mix this night... worthwhile crossing the swamp where I very nearly ended up submerged! Found myself horizontal stretched between two tussock stumps over very deep clear water,” says Kane. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery.
MORE from Kane: The Jovian Night name... well that's Jupiter at near it's brightest to the left there.
I put on my trusty waders and thought I'd whip around the lake across a swampy looking zone maybe only 30 metres wide. Well that almost earned me some swimming practise. Seems even a one metre gap between snow tussocks can be bottomless. Some desperate gymnastics involving being horizontal at times, and using the extended tripod for balancy jumps had me across.
Once I had the composition decided I struggled to find a water edge tripod stance solid enough. If I'd setup five metres to the right it was solid land, but I was looking for a spot like this where the edge followed the skyline. This was a bit perched on tufts with water between and I'm surprised it came out reasonably sharp. It took ages to get this mosaic shot with car interruptions. Then afterward I only managed to squeeze in one more of the same scene as the whole sky started to fog over. I stubbornly went back the same "shortcut" way across the lake outlet and it wasn't much easier. Worthwhile because this makes my eyes happy and will likely end up on my wall.
EXIF: Pano-blend • Nikon D750 • Samyang 24mm f1.4 • ƒ/2.8 / 20 sec sky / ISO 6400 .
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🇹🇼 Taiwan is a relatively unknown destination but I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for clear dark skies, as long as you get off the beaten track 🙂
EXIF: Canon 100D, 17-55mm f/2.8 - ISO 3200, Aperture f/2.8, Shutter 25sec @ 17mm
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