The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

Fine Art Prints - Astrophotography

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It was a stunning clear summers evening, and I knew the the glow from the galactic core of the Milky Way would be visible on the horizon around 4am. It had been a few months since the core was visible in the southern hemisphere night skies, so I headed down to Ocean Beach in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand to see what I could capture.<br />
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Upon arrival the sky was full of stars, and the bright core of the Milky Way was rising on the horizon to the east. I stood there by a small stream and watched the reflections of the stars on the water, so I set up my tripod and camera to capture this amazing scene in front of me. While I was waiting for the exposures, it gave me time to just look up at the stars and reflect on life - It's certainly moments like these that makes you appreciate everything around you...