Join me for a night shooting the stars in the Blue Mountains. On this night under the clean night skies, we base ourselves at a favourite, Mount Blackheath on Shipley Plateau with views across the Kanimbla Valley.
As the Milky Way continues its Western Phase, gradually setting into the western skies, this gives us great opportunity to take advantage of the dark skies and no light pollution out west of the Blue Mountains and beyond.
While we are there, we will have plenty of time to reprise our Astro skills going through the basics about safety, etiquette, how to find the Milky Way, how to capture it, how to look for a unique composition and some advanced capture techniques. We will also cover some basic astroscape lighting using mobile phone screens or Low Level LED Lights.
There is also a great opportunity to line up for a lengthy star trail or timelapse.
We will shoot the Milky Way and Star Trails from sunset through to roughly 11:30PM.