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Mt Warning Conjunction
This exceptionally rare image shows the planets Jupiter and Venus near the Lagoon and Trifid nebulae. Such a conjunction occurs only once every 26 years
Mt Tamborine Conjunction
The moon, Jupiter, Venus and the Lagoon nebula in a spectacular and unique line-up as seen from Mt Tamborine in Queensland.
Stairway to the Stars
The stairs at Cabarita Headland appear to allow you to climb to the Milky Way core
First Zodiacal Light
This was the first time I remember clearly seeing and photographing the zodiacal light, shining up towards the Milky Way core.
Fingal Lighthouse Milky Way
The Milky Way arch sets over the Fingal head lighthouse just before dawn
Surfers Paradise Conjunction
Mercury, the moon, Saturn Jupiter & Mars in a line-up above Surfers Paradise at dawn
Fingal Head Milky Way Dawn
The core of the Milky Way rises at dawn over Fingal Head
Carina to Pointers over Eungella
The Carina Nebula, Southern Cross and Pointers over Mt Warning as seen from Eungella
The southern arm of the Milky Way appears to erupt out of Mt Warning, an ancient volcano.
The Dish at The Dish
Watching the movie “The Dish” at the original filming location for the 50th moon landing anniversary.
Mt Hutt Milky Way
The Milky Way sets over the Mt Hutt skifield in the Southern Alps of New Zealand
Sunflowers under the Milky Way
A field of sunflowers awaits the morning sun, under the colourful Sagittarius region of the Milky Way
An Osprey keeps an eye out for its next meal with the Constellation Orion, The Hunter, in the background. This is a composite image taken with the same camera and lens, but with very long “star-tracked” exposures for the background.
Fingal Head Milky Way and Storm
The southern cross region of the Milky Way rises up over a storm out to see.
The Cape Byron Lighthouse starts getting the first rays of dawn sunlight, with the Pleiades star cluster, Venus and Constellation Orion.
Southern Cross over Lighthouse
The Southern Cross, Pointers and Carina Nebula over the Fingal head Lighthouse
Orion over Fingal Lighthouse
The constellation Orion setting over the top of Fingal Head Lighthouse
This was the first time in several years I did a photo shoot at Fingal Head with the lighthouse inoperative, making for perfect dark skies.
Cook Island Dawn
Cook Island at Fingal Head, with the Pleiades star cluster and Venus overhead and reflecting beautifully on the water. The Orion nebula is rising at the right.