|Aurora Australis from Perth Hills|
I'm really happy with this shot - while the Aurora Australis its self is not enormous due to the full moon, it is a nice subtle pink on the southern horizon and has a nice framing of trees around the borders to finish it off. I also like the subtle blue tones to the sky, caused by the full moon.
The full moon washed out much of the aurora. You can see the horizon and sky gets brighter to the left (east), because the moon was in the eastern sky. Hopefully next time we have a chance for aurora there will be no full moon.
It was a very nice evening - typical summer for Perth. 38 degrees C during the day, cooled down to about 22 degrees when this photograph was taken. There was a slight breeze, and you can see the movement in the tree branches. Sitting on the edge of the lake photographing and waiting for the aurora was a very relaxing way to end the week.
While the above photograph is of production quality showing nice sharp star trails together with the Aurora Australis and foreground trees, I don't have plans at this stage to keep prints of it in stock. I am happy to have once-off prints made up upon request, upto 80cm size. Contact me if interested.