Tag Archives: Milky Way

Heaven’s Gate

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be” ~ Anne Frank
Heaven's Gate

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.

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Harrismith, South Africa.


Milky Road

Enjoying the stars now more than the sea. Late night shooting and then a good rest and breakfast at Lali’s Guesthouse Harrismith.

Milky Road

I have one photo left to work on from this evening and it’s my favourite.

You can with a Canon South Africa 6D and Canon EF 17–40mm lens on F4, 25 sec, ISO 10000

Harrismith South Africa.

Under Heaven

Last week I ended up in Newcastle Country Lodge and went star-shooting in the evening. Loved it! As luck would have it, I’m back in the country tonight (18 May 2015) and have just finished some last minute work. I would say it’s time to go grab some dinner in my faithful Ford LDV and then look up to the stars with my Canon South Africa 6D and Canon EF 17–40mm lens

Under Heaven (2)

Canon 6D & 17-40L, 25 secs, F4, ISO changed from 3200 upwards to 6400. PS layers. Flashlight 20 m away on ground.

Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Jimmy’s a Star

Jimmy's a Star

If I had to name one single photographer that has inspired me enormously and helped me progress the most (via short questions & tutorials), then it would UK based Jimmy Mcintyre. He’s a really likeable and well-mannered chaps. The photo below is a composite of my buildings & ground, and Jimmy’s stars. Read more here http://www.shutterevolve.com/how-to-add-the-milky-way-in-photos/