The milky way over Balingup, Western Australia:
I’ve been working on a series of images that I call “Imagine” for the last 8 or so years now.. the images start with me coming up with an idea, usually that idea is formed from asking myself “I wonder…” or “what if..”. Then the research starts to find a suitable location, the right conditions (weather, time of day, time of month for the moon or sun position and time of year for seasonal changes and position of the stars) and trying to then capture the image in my head.
This shot required the weather to play nicely with the new moon. Autumn is the start of our wet season and there is a heap of fog around at night. This was my 3rd year at attempting this photo and the first time I’ve got anything I’m remotely happy with, the first attempt was foiled by ridiculous amounts of rain and flooding, the next year the tree dropped all its leaves early.