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Greg Gibbs
Lives in Wagga Wagga, Australia
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Paddys River Falls, Australia.  12/04/2014

When the moon is reasonably full I tend to do star trails / timelapse more often than not, and this is a location I have been wanting to do one at for a while now. The plan was to start the sequence with the valley still in deep shadow and then as the moon rose higher it would reveal the falls more and more. All was going well with the star trail side of things until some cloud started to move through which was still fine for the timelapse sequence, but with the cloud came a wind change and the spray from the falls was suddenly blowing back onto the camera. So that ended the session entirely.

Canon 5D MkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 800, 200 x 20 seconds exposures.  About a 90% Moon illuminated Moon is lighting up the landscape.  The cliff face and foreground to the left of the falls was light painted with a torch during one of the exposures.
Images stacked together in StarStax.
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"Green Energy"
Selfie under the stars. 7/03/2014
I conducted a night sky photography workshop with a local camera club the other night. I typically do not take any images myself during these sessions so that I can help all the members get their shots. The weather was perfect so after the event I was keen to get some images myself on the way home. This is a location I have shot before for my image "Field Of Dreams" with Orion rising on the horizon. Now, almost exactly half a year later at the same time of night, the opposite side of the night sky featuring the central bulge of our own galaxy is rising in the same position.
Green colour in the sky is airglow. Canon 5D MkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, Single 30 second exposure.
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Very quixotic!
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"Farmers Delight"

Fullscreen view highly recommended for best quality.

Red sky at night.........
Aurora Australis, Southern NSW, Australia. 20/02/2014

For those who are at higher latitudes than my -35 degrees location in Australia there has been some great aurora activity over the past few days.  Given my position the aurora activity was not strong enough to get any of those wonderful greens but I was still able to pick up the higher altitude reds/pinks/purples low down on the horizon.  I was heading home from playing tennis when I decided to pull over to the side of the road to do a test shot as I knew there was a chance of aurora and I had picked up a little bit of colour the previous night in between clouds.  Needless to say it was quite a long time before I eventually made it home.
Canon 5D MkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, 30 seconds.
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A lot of great aurora images have been taken at places like Cape Shank and Flinders on the Mornington Peninsular +Ernest Zanatta.  You need to escape the city lights to find a clear and dark southern horizon.
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"Out On The Balcony"

Star Trails at The Balconies, Grampians National Park, Australia, 27/12/2013

One of the reasons I love taking images at night is you can have whole locations to yourself.  During the day this iconic vista is positively crawly with tourists, but as soon as the sun goes down they all leave.

I have been wanting to do this image for a long time now.  In fact I once did a 16 hour round trip in an attempt to capture an aurora display from here but was thwarted by clouds.  Finally got another chance last week whilst I was in the area visiting family over the festive season.  

Canon 5DMkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 1600, 60 times 30 second exposures.  First image taken as the last glow of sunset faded on the horizon.  Stacked in StarStax.

  #starrynight #astrophotography #nightscapes #nightphotography #startrails #startrailsphotography  
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Awesome composition!
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"Diving In"

Woolshed Falls, Australia. 7th of December, 2013

Over 180 Degree, twelve image panorama from my night out under the stars last night. Featuring from left to right the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters, the constellation of Orion (who would appear to be diving towards the horizon for any one used to seeing it from the Nth Hemisphere), Sirius the brightest star and Canopus the second brightest star in the night sky, and the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.
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Canon 5D MkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, 6 x 30 seconds + 6 x 120 seconds.
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+Greg Gibbs at it again with a smashing capture! nice one mate.
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"Stellar Winds"

Milky Way rising.  Taken the same night and location as my previous upload "Green Energy".
16 image panorama (2 rows of 8), Canon 5DMK II, 50mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, 10 second exposures.
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This fantastic image has been selected as a most excellent share on #PhotoManiaAustralia +Photo Mania Australia curated by +Tony Heyward +Gerard Blacklock and +Dave Tomek   (Dave)
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Best viewed full size and on a dark background.  

I know many people do not like these sort of images but every so often I do them just for fun. The thing I like about them most is that they present an undistorted sky view as apposed to panoramic 'Milky Waybows'

I did these set of images the same night as my previous image- Farmers Delight.

18 image fisheye projection panorama from 20/02/14. Glow on the left is light pollution.  Faint green and red airglow towards the top.  Canon 5D MkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, 18 times 30 seconds.
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Maravilloso, increíble foto, felicitaciones!!!
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Milky Way and Venus rising, Australia, 9/02/2014

Tried a bit of light painting on this one. Modern LED lights tend to give a very blue light at night which looks unnatural, but I recently trialled a torch with Xenon bulbs and I really like the light it gives.

Canon 5D MkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, 30 seconds. The streak next to the tree on the left is a satellite.
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+Barton Sanger-Woodside Amazing view! 
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Happy Holidays!

To all my nearly 4,500 fans here on Google+. Thank you so much for your support of my work throughout the year. All your +1's, comments and reshares mean the world to this humble hobbyist photographer just doing what he loves best- Capturing The Night.
Wishing you all the best over the festive season and a safe and prosperous New Year. I hope the stars shine bright on you all.
Yours truly,

I was hoping to get away and do some photography this weekend after I had finished work for the year but the weather has had other ideas. So I thought I would dip into the archives and see what I could find for you all. This is an eight image panorama from my Tasmanian holiday back in May. I spent 6 nights at Cradle Mountain hoping for some clear skies and I only got this very small window of somewhat clear skies on the last night. Even then dawn was rapidly approaching and the sky was getting brighter by the minute, hence the "blue hour" sky colour which is washing out the Milky Way a little bit. A few minutes after taking these images it started to rain once again.
Canon 5DMkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, 8 x 30 seconds.
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this is absolutely amazing great shoot! thanks for sharing, +Nightscapes
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"The Neighbours"

Balancing boulders and the Magellanic Clouds, 9/11/2013

The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are small satellite galaxies of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Along with the Andromeda Galaxy they are the only objects you can easily see with only your own unaided eyes that are outside of our galaxy. Being close to the South Celestial Pole the Magellanic Clouds are best seen from the Southern Hemisphere.

Canon 5D MkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 1600, Single 25 Second Exposure, 35% illuminated Moon is lighting up the landscape. Some of you may recognise this rock formation from my panorama image "The Sentinel"
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Just wonderful
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Amateur astrophotographer from Australia.  Also do a bit of storm chasing from time to time.
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Wagga Wagga, Australia