While still attempting to be more unique and artistically appealing than a standard astrophotograph this is perhaps more "normal" to appeal to your tastes than the last paddock gate piece.
This photograph shows the Southern Cross and Pointers surrounded by silhouetted trees. The shapes of the silhouettes as well as the circular slight blur of the silhouettes (caused by long exposure photography) emphasises the rotational direction of the stars around the Southern Celestial Pole. The Southern Celestial Pole, the point at which the stars appear to rotate around (in the southern hemisphere) is out of frame to the right.
|Southern Cross and Pointers with Silhouettes|
The photograph was taken at Dryandra, a nature reserve in the wheatbelt reagion of Western Australia, on the weekend of the twice-a-year ASWA Astro Camp.
This photograph will be available for purchase on the Astro Photography Australia website soon. It will be available as 12" x 8", 50cm x 33cm and 80cm x 50cm prints and canvas. Larger sizes will be printed upon special request only (1-2 week wait period). Contact me if you are interested in prices.