Monthly Archives: October 2013

Venus under the Milky Way

Venus under the Milky Way at Kalbarri National Park.

Venus under the Milky Way at Kalbarri National Park.

As I look at this image more over the days since having finished it I’m drawn more and more to it’s dreamy look – the mix of wind swept bushes almost as if blurred through time and distance as the Milky Way bends towards the horizon, and the pathway leading to Venus from the one sharp piece of foreground bushes forming a link to the physical landscape.

Technically: This nightscape photograph shows Venus under the central bulge of the Milky Way as it sets in the west. The path in the foreground heads out to the Red Bluff lookout at Kalbarri, Western Australia. I like the little touch of the grass which is in focus right near the camera. The more distant grass is blown by wind during the exposures.

Prints are available upon request (rolled, canvas, acrylic).