Image credit & copyright: Mark Gee.
Anyone who has ever been to New Zealand doesn’t need me to explain how beautiful of a location it is when it’s showered in sunlight, but how about when the Sun goes down and Earth rotates us into the night and for a while, opens the window to the universe?
That spectacular result is shown here by the great night sky imager, Mark Gee. The Milky Way galaxy, our home star city stands tall far away and long ago while a lone fishing wreck meets its fate on the shore of the South Pacific.
A couple notes of interest here. First, as this is a Southern Hemisphere location, you may notice that the Milky Way seems “upside down” to those of us here in the North. Also, this image highlights the importance of a proper foreground object or objects. Foreground objects can make or break an image. Some images would be better off without them and some are greatly enhanced with them. In this particular image, the wreck adds to the overall emotion of the capture in my opinion.
I hope you all enjoy this image and check out more of Mark’s work.
Mark Gee Photography: http://theartofnight.com/
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