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Mark Gee (The Art of Night)
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A short interview I did with the BBC
Mesmerising time-lapse of the southern hemisphere skies from the Earth Capture community.
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After Dark - Wellington, New Zealand

I spend many hours under the night sky photographing the stars above. This time-lapse video is a collection of some of my most memorable experiences under the stars over the past year. All of the footage you see here was shot in the Wellington region on the North Island of New Zealand.

You may recognise some of the still images from this time-lapse, as I've posted them in the past on +500px, which you can find here:

https://500px.com/photo/100705823/s-t-a-r-p-a-r-k-by-mark-gee
https://500px.com/photo/66306077/simplicity-by-night-by-mark-gee
https://500px.com/photo/67033513/ancient-light-by-mark-gee
https://500px.com/photo/110482745/galactic-flow-by-mark-gee
https://500px.com/photo/62818009/camping-under-the-stars-by-mark-gee

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That is an awesome clip +Mark Gee 
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See the original Full Moon Silhouettes here: https://youtu.be/ehulHtKfpuM
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+Mark Gee shooting the stars, stay tuned for upcoming tutorial about how he captures shots like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYGRsSbm6Rc
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When I go out photographing the night sky, I tend to spend a lot of time looking up trying to get my head around the vastness of space…it's really is incomprehensible when you think of how big space really is so I thought I’d list a few facts with this photo.

- The nearest star to our own Sun is Proxima Centauri, and that is 40 trillion km away.

- The Large Magellanic Clouds, which is can be seen near the centre of this photo, is an irregular dwarf galaxy 158,200 light years from earth. Now light travels at 300,000km per second, so you can just imagine how far away the Large Magellanic Cloud is when light travels that fast for 158,200 years…and that is a relatively close distance compared to the scale of our universe!

- The visible universe stretches out to around 13 billion light years from earth and contains around 100 billion galaxies. And each one of those galaxies contain around 100 billion stars - that means the visible universe contains something like 10,000 million million stars. And if you want to attempt to even put that into perspective…well basically there are more stars in the visible universe than there are grains of sand on our earth!

Source - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC7yFDb1zOA

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I've been working on capturing a lot of time-lapse footage for upcoming projects lately, so I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of one of the time-lapses.

I had done a photo in the past of the Milky Way reflecting in my car as it rose above the south coast of Wellington, New Zealand, so I thought I'd have a go at time-lapsing it. The result was better than I expected so I thought I'd share it with you today.

Hope you like it, and feel free to share the video!

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Nice ...
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A L O N E

A lone tree under some of the darkest skies in the world in the Gold rated Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve near Tekapo, New Zealand.

The night sky at this location is truly spectacular, and even though the camera is capturing more than the naked eye can see in this photo, the details of Milky Way is still clearly visible when viewed your own eyes.

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I'm just like you, +Shannan Crow. Completly blown away how much detail Mark can get out of the MW. Amazing sky!
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The Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo in New Zealand, is one of the most photographed churches in the world. It's surounded by spectatular natural beauty, and on a clear night the stars and the Milky Way shine brightly above.

It's certainly not the easiest church to get a clear shot of, especially at night due to the hordes of photographers who jostle for position to get that iconic photo. Fortunately for me this night, I was shooting for a tourist campaign, and was able to get at least part of the view clear for the shoot.

Hope you like this version of the church, and feel free to share!

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Spectacular!
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+Mark Gee Cool thanks for that, I'll go check it out. 
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Perfectly clear conditions and a night out photographing on the south coast of Wellington, New Zealand. The Milky Way was rising to the east, and waves were flowing throughout the tidal pools during my long exposures, producing a soft misty feel that looked rather like ground fog.

For the tech specs - Shot on a Canon 6d and a Canon 14mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure: 30 second shutter @ f/4 ISO 6400
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Perfection at its peak
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Primal Light

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When primal man first walked this Earth he would have been able to travel by starlight at night. There would have been no light pollution, and the bright galactic centre of the Milky Way would have been an incredible sight to see in the night sky. Thankfully there are still locations on Earth were you can experience this, but with two-thirds of the U.S. population and more than one-half of the European population having already lost the ability to see the Milky Way, it an experience that will be missed by many.

For more information on the negative effects of light pollution, check out the +IDA - International Dark-Sky Association Google+ page, or their website at http://www.darksky.org

This image is a single exposure with the shutter fired remotely from where I was standing. Canon 6d, Canon 24-70mm lens at 50mm focal length - 20 second shutter @ f/4 ISO 6400

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Today is Earth Day - it's a day where we celebrate our own planet, and a day where we think about giving back to the environment and trying to make a difference for the future.

I've had the opportunity to travel to many amazing places around the world, and have seen nature at her very best. So today I thought I'd share a picture from one of my favourite places. It is the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve comprised of the Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park and the Mackenzie Basin area in New Zealand. It's a place I visit a few times a year, and it feels like my second home when I go down there.

So feel free to share an image from one of your favourite locations on earth in the comments - it's doesn't have to be a night time shot either.

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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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