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Greg Gibbs
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Horticulturalist by day, hobbyist astrophotographer by night. www.capturingthenight.com
Horticulturalist by day, hobbyist astrophotographer by night. www.capturingthenight.com

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It has been way too long since I have been on Google+. Going to try and check in more regularly. Still struggling to find enough time away from work and social life to indulge more often in my astrophotography hobby, but I did manage to get away for a night a few months ago to capture this.

"Emu Falls"

In Australian Indigenous culture the dark dust lanes within the band of the Milky Way form an Emu with the head located near the Southern Cross (top right of image) and then the neck running down to the body and legs within the central bulge of the Milky Way.

I have wanted to do this image for years but typically when the Milky Way is in the right position the flow of the falls is too much to safely reach these low rocks in the middle of the river (especially at night), but it has been unseasonably drier lately so when the clouds cleared I made the most of the opportunity.

Paddys River Falls, Australia. 22/07/2017
12 image panorama, Canon 6D, 24mm, F2.5, ISO 6400, 20 seconds.
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"Food Bowl"

Please feel free to share. Fullscreen view recommended for best quality.

Milky Way over the crop lands of South-Eastern Australia. 2/10/2015
Couldn't resist going out a few weeks ago to capture this canola crop under the stars and with the Milky Way in the perfect position for it I thought it was time for another 'Milky Waybow'.

Canon, 6D, 24mm, F/2, ISO 6400, 20 seconds, 26 image panorama.
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"The Burning Man"

Had a bit of fun under the stars with some friends last weekend after capturing Comet Panstarrs and the crescent Moon together.
Canon 6D, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, Single 30 second exposure
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"Comet and The Moon"

Comet C/2014 Q1 PANSTARRS and the Crescent Moon. 18/07/2015 Southern NSW, Australia. Canon 6D and 70-300mm Lens at around about 150mm. ISO 800, F/4, single 30 second exposure. Tracked via an NEQ6 Pro Mount.

This lovely little comet is currently putting on a nice display low down in the west just after sunset for Southern Hemisphere observers.  On the 18th the crescent Moon had a close encounter with the comet and I just had to drag my telescope mount out to try and capture it.
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If you have followed my work for a while you will know that one of my favorite places to go and image the night sky from is Mt Buffalo. I recently put together a collection of timelapse sequences from Mt Buffalo that I have gathered over the past few years. This is my first go at putting together a video like this. I'm much more comfortable just doing still images. I hope you enjoy it. 

As always, please feel free to share and make sure you watch in Full HD for best quality.
Mt Buffalo
Mt Buffalo
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"At The Going Down Of The Sun"

ANZAC DAY- 25th of April

"....They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them...."

Tomorrow, ANZAC Day, is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.
Lest We Forget
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Reprocess of a shot I took on last years ANZAC day. 
25/04/2014 
Canon 5DMkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, Single 30 second exposure.
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"Dusk"

The Horn, Mt Buffalo National Park, Australia. 10/04/2015

This location will be well known to followers of my work. I have imaged here many times over the years and it is one of my goto locations if there is a chance of aurora reaching my latitude. Indications were somewhat promising yesterday afternoon so I once again headed up there. 

I love the period after sunset as the sky gradually darkens and one by one the stars start to emerge. This shot was taken with the last glow of sunset still lingering on the right hand horizon. The faint red and purple was all that I captured of the very brief aurora. A few more frames into the timelapse and it was gone.

Canon 6D, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, 30 seconds.
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"Cathedral Panorama"

15 image panorama. The Cathedral at sunset. Mt Buffalo National Park, Australia. 21/02/2015
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"The Cathedral"

The Cathedral at sunset, Mt Buffalo National Park, Australia. 21/02/2015

I went chasing the crescent Moon and Venus/Mars conjunction and other star images at one of my favorite locations yesterday evening. The weather put pay to any night shots and I only got a quick glimpse of the conjunction, but the trip was not a complete waste with one star making a brief appearance.
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"For The Past, Present and Future Explorers"

Lie down. Look up. Remember those who went before, and dare to dream.

Today is NASA's day of remembrance, marking 29 years since the Challenger disaster and also a time to remember the Columbia and Apollo 1 disasters and those lost in test flights and research throughout NASA's history.

I took this set of images back in 2012 and I was processing them when I heard of the passing of Neil Armstrong, so the title came from thinking about him and his achievements.

This reprocessed version is part of a feature on me and my work done by +Royce Bair  from Into The Night Photography. I am very humbled and honored to be amongst the select few to be featured by Royce. You can check out the blog and find out more about Royce and his great work here: http://intothenightphoto.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/capturing-night-by-greg-gibbs.html

11/08/2012
Canon 5D MkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, 30 seconds exposures, 9 image vertical panorama.
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