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Mark Gee (The Art of Night)
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Wellington Starlight is a short compilation of astro time-lapses which I’ve shot in and around Wellington, New Zealand. The city itself has a vibrant creative culture fuelled by great food, wine, craft beer, coffee and events, and is a fantastic place to live. One of the best things about Wellington is you don’t have to travel too far out of the city to experience amazing night skies. In fact all except one of these time-lapse clips were shot within a 10km radius of the CBD of Wellington, which is quite amazing to think that you can get such good clarity in the night sky of a capital city.

The soundtrack is by local Wellington composer Rhian Sheehan, who has kindly given me permission to use the track for this film, and is called "Leaving Earth" from the UK Planetarium 3D show, "We Are Aliens” Soundtrack.

WELLINGTON STARLIGHT
A short film by Mark Gee
Music: Leaving Earth by Rhian Sheehan
http://rhiansheehan.com

Many thanks to Rhian Sheehan and Paul Mowbray

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I headed out to the Wellington South Coast in New Zealand late last week hoping to capture probably my last image of the galactic centre of the Milky Way for this year. After this week the moon will begin to get brighter and the galactic centre will disappear below the horizon until February 2016. It quite an amazing sight to see this time of year as about an hour after sunset, you can see the Milky Way sitting parallel to the horizon. It positio...
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This past weekend, the day before the supermoon lunar eclipse, photographer Mark Gee decided to take advantage of the extra large moon his own way. Gee rec
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wow - great work. really gives the feeling of another body in orbit around us.
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https://vimeo.com/140630379

This weekend was a supermoon weekend, and I shot a fun little project yesterday of the almost full moon rising over Wellington, New Zealand. It was kind of a last minute thing which I put to together with some of the local photographers, and thankfully after a few nervous moments, everything went to plan!

The tricky part was I was 1.5km away from the photographers and directing their movements via 2 way radio...that was certainly a challenge in itself! A big thanks must go to the all who took time out of their day to get involved with this shoot - make sure you check out the credits at the end.

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The Tasman Valley in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand, is an amazing place to visit by day, but once night falls, I can honestly say it one of the most amazing night skies you will ever see. I recently spent a night under the stars there above the glacier lake. It was a spectacular view looking down the valley, especially when the Aurora Australis lit up the sky to the south and the bright band of the Milky Way spanned overhead fr...
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The raw and remote landscape of Cape Palliser on the North Island of New Zealand under the starry galactic band of the Milky Way.

In New Zealand, this is the part of the Milky Way that dominates our summer night skies during the months of November to February. The bright galactic centre of our Milky Way that is usually a feature in our winter months sits below the horizon during this period. Towards the centre of this photo you can see the Southern Cross (or the Crux), and to the upper left of that, the Carina Nebula which is located in the Carina-Sagittarius Arm and is four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula.
The raw and remote landscape of Cape Palliser on the North Island of New Zealand under the starry galactic band of the Milky Way. In New Zealand, this is the part of the Milky Way that dominates our summer night skies during the months of November to February. The bright galactic centre of our Milky Way that is usually a feature in our winter months sits below the horizon during this period. Towards the centre of this photo you can see the South...
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I ended up with a highly commended award in the time-lapse category, and I won the overall People's Choice Award at the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year Awards.
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Good for you Mark! Congratulations!
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One of my favourite times of day is after the sun has set, and the first stars appear. They commonly call this the blue hour, but I like to think of it as the changing of the guard - the moment day becomes night. I was down on the South Island of New Zealand last weekend, and managed to witness this amazing moment as the sun went down to the west, and the after glow lit up the tops of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mount Cook, and the lenticular clouds above.

This image is a frame from a day to night time-lapse which I began as the sun was going down and shot right through until complete darkness.

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Want to know how to photograph the moon for this weekend's Supermoon Lunar Eclipse on the 27th? I've teamed up with Popular Photography and written a how to blog on the subject, so feel free to check it out there: http://www.popphoto.com/how-to-photography-moon

Unfortunately for me being in New Zealand, we miss out on the Lunar Eclipse, but good luck for others who will get to see it, I really hope you get some great weather for it!

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Digital Visual Effects Artist | Photographer
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Photography, Visual Effects
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  • theartofnight.com
    Photographer, present
  • Weta Digital
    Digital Visual Effects Artist, 2003 - present
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Life without dark skies - you don't know what you're missing...
Introduction

Mark Gee is an award winning photographer & digital visual effects artist based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has worked on many high profile and Oscar award winning feature films. His love of the New Zealand landscape is a big part of the inspiration for his photography.

Wholly self-taught, Mark’s style of photography is influenced by his many years of experience in the feature film business, & with an eye for detail he strives to produce creative images of exceptional quality, no matter what the subject. Since he began to seriously focus on developing his photography skills over a decade ago, Mark has continuously worked on improving his craft, thriving on setting the bar ever higher and challenging himself to do better yet every time he sets out to shoot.

While his images portray a wide variety of subjects, in the past few years astrophotography in particular has captured Mark’s imagination and interest. He often ventures out to the darkest, most remote skies all around the country, enjoying the challenge of combining New Zealand’s striking landscapes with the ethereal beauty of the night sky in new, creative ways. This has led to international success with Mark being short-listed in the 2012 & 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year, a finalist in the 2012 World Open of Photography, and 4th place in the 2014 International Earth and Sky Photo Competition, as well as having images published in various books and magazines.

Marks recent short film, ‘Full Moon Silhouettes‘ also gained him international acclaim after going viral online, and has been broadcast all over the world by the likes of CNN, The BBC, NASA and various other main stream media.

In 2013, Mark won the prestigious Astronomy Photographer of the Year. Not only did he win it overall, but Mark also won the Earth and Space category, and the People and Space category which had never been done before in the competitions history.

Since then, Mark has gone onto to sharing his passion and knowledge on the public speaking circuit. One of the highlights of that was his well received TEDx talk in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2014.

Mark’s passion for his craft is tangible in each and every image, & he has enjoyed an enthusiastic response from the public, particularly on his Facebook page, but also on his website, where he offers his work for sale.

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