The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

Fine Art Prints - Astrophotography

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We had just finished the Dark Skies of Wonder Astrophotography workshop at Lake Tekapo recently, when all of the sudden this stunning arc of light formed low to the horizon to the south. It was the Aurora Australis making an appearance, but somewhat unique, as the arc formation wasn’t really seen that much in the southern hemisphere. I knew I had to get a photo of it, so jumped in my car to head to a location near Lake Alexandrina where we had been shooting earlier in the night.<br />
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The location was perfect for the photo I had in mind. The Aurora was arcing behind the big old tree there, and the Magellanic Clouds were also stunning in the night sky. I composed the scene in front of me, and took the shot - this was certainly one night of astrophotography to remember...