I watched the end of pk-movie some days ago. It tells the story of an alien who comes to Earth on a research mission. He befriends a television journalist and questions religious dogmas and superstitions.
After that I went to Harrismith and stayed overnight at the lovely Lali’s Guesthouse Harrismith. That evening I went out and got this shot despite my torch playing up (kindly replaced by Cape Union Mart The Pavilion Shopping Centre without a quibble yesterday). This is the photo I’ve been wanting to work on and left it for last.
I found peace, gratitude, a satisfying stillness, a sense of awe and heaven under the stars that night. It was similar to those 1 in every 20 or 30 sunrises: mesmerized!
Canon South Africa 6D, Canon EF 17–40mm lens, F4, ISO 8000, 25 sec. 44MB JPG downsized for Facebook.
PS – I have a new Led Lenser South Africa M1 torch for my next starscape shoot – can’t wait (Y): super small and bright – 140m, over 200L under ZAR 600 smile emoticon.
Harrismith, South Africa.
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Outstanding indeed. Congrats!
And we are not even as big as one of those billions of specks of light. Lovely picture Andy.
Thanks! It’s hard to take photos of that scene; you just want to stare and ponder, and stare and ponder, and…
What a beautiful pic, Andy!