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.
When we arrived at the Zion National Park it was quite late at night so we parked the RV up for the night at the RV park at the start of the Zion reserve. As the stars and milky way was out I went and got some shots even though I was pretty tired at this point having driven a good 8 hours to get here.
Shot with NikonD800 and not sure exactly what settings I used for this particular shot, but in general when shooting the milky way I would use a wide open aperture i.e. 2.8, bring the ISO up to around 1600 and try a 25 second exposure. Then adjust my settings from there.
The hottest air temperature ever recorded in Death Valley was 134 °F (56.7 °C) on July 10, 1913, at Furnace Creek, which is the hottest atmospheric temperature ever recorded on earth. During the heat wave that peaked with that record, five consecutive days reached 129 °F (54 °C) or above.