Cradle of the stars
Nathan Dukes, 2019
Dove Lake, Tasmania, Australia
Fujifilm X-T2, 19mm, F5, ISO800, 8s
Having not done too much astrophotography, shooting this location was just a fun experiment that yielded results.
During my time exploring Lake St Clair & Cradle Mountain National Park, a ranger mentioned the stars would be particularly impressive that evening. Sure enough, as I was walking back to the car, a number of photographers had gathered at the edge of Dove Lake with their cameras pointing high.
Joining them, I learned astrophotography on the fly. The result was this image of Cradle Mountain, lit at blue hour by the setting sun and a galaxy of stars.
2020 Nathan Dukes