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Looking for Full Skies in Australia

Escaping west of Sydney

(Photo: Mark Clinton)
Australia Travel Night Sky Night Photography

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We set up camp about four hours west of Sydney, eager to escape the chaos of Australia's biggest city. My intention was to shoot the sunrise the next morning at a nearby cliff face, but I grabbed this image after seeing the fire illuminate the trees towering above us. A clear sky full of stars—something you'd never see in the city—was just a bonus. 

TOOLS: Canon 5D Mark III, 17-40mm f/4, 13 seconds, ISO 3200

Filed To: PhotographyHiking and BackpackingAustralia
Lead Photo: Mark Clinton