Sunday, 12 May 2013

Valley of Stars


Taken yesterday evening in the hills to the east of Perth, the Milky Way rises over a valley visible in the distance and steep hillside with silhouettes in the foreground.

The location was a little walk from my car and unfortunately in the process I tripped, rolling my ankle while having all my astrophotography gear on my back and in my hands! I still got the shot after that, but am currently nursing a swollen ankle - an occupational hazard of working in the dark! Back to the office job tomorrow to spend the week recovering! [Edit 21/5/2013: Now confirmed I have a torn ligament which has snapped some bone off with it. Many weeks of recovery and possible surgery ahead! Not sure the shot was worth it?]


It has been a little while since I posted a wide-field shot like this, so it's great to get another one off the list. Hopefully I'll have a chance to re-visit this and other locations soon for some more attempts - once my ankle has healed.

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4 comments:

  1. Roger,

    Always impressed by your photographs.
    Sorry to hear about the price you paid for this one.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Regards, Arthur

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  2. remarkable shot. Hope the ankle heals quickly!

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    1. Thanks! I hope it does too! ... I have a bad feeling it's several weeks away that I will be walking to get more shots like this though.

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