"Falling to Papatuanuku"
ISS passing through the Milky Way, over Atea a Rangi ( Celestial Compass ), Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
So nearly 4 years ago I planned and created this photo of the International Space Station passing through the Milky Way:
This photo is one of my favourite Milky Way images, and it was lucky enough to be selected as a finalist in the Royal Museums Greenwich Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014
Since this time I have always been looking for the chance to create a similar image at a better location, and yesterday morning ( 17/02/18 ) the opportunity presented itself when the ISS again flew across the Milky Way during the New Moon. So I set off early to Ātea a Rangi to try to get an image.
This image is made up of 12 photos; 1 provides the base image ( with the ISS in the upper right corner entering the frame and the Milky Way and Atea a Rangi visible ) and the other 11 images were only used to transfer the path of the ISS onto the base image. The reason for creating this image from multiple photos is to ensure that the stars in the photo appear stationary, and the scene is not overexposed.
Each photo was shot from exactly the same location and contained the exact same framing.
12 photos, each shot:
Fujifilm X-E3, ISO800, f2.8, 15sec, 12mm Rokinon lens
Processed in Lightroom and stacked in Photoshop
It may have been raining on their special day - torrential even ☔️ but this beautiful couple took it all in their stride. I think with their beautiful decor it was a win-win situation! Congrats Mr & Mrs Bryant 💍 #rainywedding
Yesterday we went to the Spark festival in Hagley Park and they had fireworks at the end of the concert. The end was even better than this, but I wanted to enjoy it and didn't make a video of it. It was amazing 🎆
Don't forget to listen to the music, the fireworks and the music were synchronized ☺
This photo taken at the Top of Roy's peak yesterday.
Such a stunning view!! And yes it does seriously look that colourful 🌞🤗☘️
The climb was something else, fitbit said 1500m elevation gain in just 8kms up.
This was our best day of weather so far.
Yo whazzup! Been sleeping in car with my sis at sleepy surfing town somewhere at the bottom of South Island, NZ called Colac Bay. Enjoying this roadie, away from routine for a while. Love the freedom and detachment break from the world. Stargazing milky ways, shooting stars ✨, late night chats, 🍷, no alarm bell, not a single freakin snooze button. Not taking every waking hour for granted. Muchos gracias, Universe 🌌
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