Australia Photography stars milky way and astrophotography Road trip. 3 Months travelling around Australia in a small camper van. Starting in Sydney, up the gold coast to Whitsundays, across the outback through Rainbow Valley onto Alice Springs, Milky way at Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Ayres Rock, then down to Coober Pedy, Adelaide, Great Ocean road, 12 apostles, Melbourne, Canberra back to Sydney Bridge and Luna park. Katoomba, Blue Mountains and Leura Cascades.
Firework Fail – Went out to catch the Scottish Air Show fireworks from Greenan Castle (Fireworks should of been just to the left by the street lights) from 9pm – 10pm advertised and nothing happened! Apparently after Googling turns out they started early because of bad weather and it must of only lasted 15mins as I got here at 9.05pm and saw nothing. To top that it must of been daylight when they started as I sat around from 9.05pm thinking this is too bright to have fireworks they must be waiting for it to get dark.. doh!
I’m subscribed to the aurora borealis watchlist in the UK and when theres a chance of the aurora borealis being visible in the North of the UK they send out notifications. One of which I got tonight, if your interested in receiving an email notification your self then just visit http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk
However it was very cloudy and raining here tonight but there was a break in the rain so I slipped out at 1am to see what it was like. I popped down to Dunure castle but no sign of anything dramatic happening in the sky. There was a small break in the heavy clouds that I managed to see some stars through.
Taken on the SonyA7R with 24mm fixed prime lens at f2.8, ISO 1600 and 30 second exposure.
Dalrymple, East Ayrshire a little town north of the Galloway forest park. Within the Galloway forrest park you have the Dark Skies park an excellent area to view the stars as one of the darkest non-light polluted areas and on a good night not to bad at Dalrymple although a little cloudy on this night.