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Went out tonight again to shoot the milky way at Fingal Head Light house, New South Wales, Australia. Absolutely loving this new area of photography! I haven't taken photographs at night a whole lot so I have decided to start giving it a go and add a new exciting look to my landscape photography . Thanks! Oh and for those that are interested: single exposure 30sec f4 17mm canon 6d iso 8000. The image was taken at 7:31pm, the sun sets in australia at around 5pm during winter so it was as dark as the night was going to get, plus there was no moon in the sky so the stars and milky way were super amazingly bright! processed with photoshop and lightroom.

Just some information about the post production for those who think this is not real, which a couple of people have messaged me about . I have boosted the contrast in the sky to bring out the milky way (using the curves scale in photoshop) as this is not as prominent to the naked eye (obviously) it seems unfortunately people think this is not possible and this photograph is not real/possible and a fake image :( All I can say to that is I am enhancing what is already there, the same as when someone saturates the colours in a photo. I suppose it is a very fine line for some people whether an image has had to much post production and is no longer a "true" photorgraph... anyway I just enjoy taking photographs that are eye catching and tell a bit of a story. The red tree on the right hand side of time image is from a red light on the lighthouse. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to get in contact or leave a comment and I will get back as soon as possible.

Thanks for checking out this image and I hope you also get inspired to do some night time photography, just like I once was! :)

my facebook can be found at www.facebook.com/xanderphotogr…

Cheers, Xander
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Given 2013-08-22
Though this photograph was taken at night, Fingal Head Lighthouse is wonderfully illuminated by the lighting and awesome post-processing. *AXNLphotography really focuses upon bringing out the milky way here, and does a very good job at it too. ( Featured by 3wyl )
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PrincessAlbertSwe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Wow amazing!
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DorotejaC Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
HELLO!
You've been Featured in #BeautyClub's article Best of August 2013 .HERE.

Please take a look and don't forget to :+fav: it. Thank you :rose:
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erene Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Awesome capture!
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PhotographsByBri Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
briphotography2013.deviantart.… :iconfeaturedplz: Hope you enjoy the feature. :heart:
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ExplicitStudios Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Photographer
beautiful!
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SaffronBreeze Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredible!! Totally earned the DD !! :love:
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is simply stellar.  Probably the best night sky shot I've seen due to the juxtaposition of light in the foreground!  Nice work!  :wow:
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow thanks!
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcomes! :)
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Aerie-desu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so great! Breath-taking, I must say! :DPikachu yays Pikachu yays Pikachu yays Pikachu yays 
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!! :):)
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Waylahskise Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love when you can see the stars so clearly. The lighthouse just adds to and enhances this photo. Beautiful work, really. c: 
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Me too :) and thankyou:)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW! That is truly super bright for a night photo. You've got some awesome software and an awesome camera. And it's very pretty, BTW.
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks karinta. I am really happy with the equipment I use :) In saying that though I value more the time and research I have put into learning how to capture moments like these :)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
:-) You're welcome.
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MorphiusX Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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M0NY11 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Very nice Photograph, Such perfect exposure, I know that for a fact that it is hard to photograph the stars, You've done wonderfully, and congrats on the daily deviation, one question, Was this a single shot photo (30seconds)? Or Various photos were taken and blended together digitally? I know you said single exposure, But does that mean single click for this?
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the kind words, yeah it was just a single one click exposure :)
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MissMoira Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
holy light house! this is amazing! Party! Emoticon Pervy Sweatshirt
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha thanks miss
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MissMoira Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your very welcome! ^^
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
It was :) and thankyou!
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DreamTheBunny Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG Thus looks beautiful~! Excellent shot~!
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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DreamTheBunny Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome~! ^^
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's enchanting :iconlovelyemoteplz:  

Like one of those National Geography kind of photos .
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha thanks! That is a dream of mine!

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spring-sky Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure .

You really should participate with your amazing photos in the Nat Geo magazine's site . 
They worth to be published worldwide :iconlovesplz: 
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :')
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

You're welcome :)

God bless

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Home. :clap:
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Lol you live in a lighthouse? Cool :p
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I want to now! :nod:
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Al-Abbasi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So Beautiful Love 
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thankyou :)
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Al-Abbasi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome ;)
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation :huggle:
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Cheers matey
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PurpleKettu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot!
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
It isba beautfil place! And thankyou:)
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Photographer
This great work has been featured here:Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 48
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Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM.
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AXNLphotography Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Photographer
;)
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NorbertKocsis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! Nice work! :)
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
great....
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Canon EOS 6D
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Aug 12, 2013, 7:30:54 PM
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