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Until Dawn Comes

“ sacred landscape is the foothills of the stars - I go there often to sleep ...” 
John Geddes - A Familiar Rain It’s 4.30am this morning ... I’m at home reading my Twitter news feed, with its mixed bag of international and local political dramas, tragedies, opinions and diatribes, and planning the week ahead. [...]

The Night Bridge

The old Shibble Railway Bridge over the Macquarie River, Dubbo NSW is one of those special places to shoot the night sky, either late at night or well before dawn depending on Milky Way season .... On the edge of town, lonely, abandoned, partly in ruins, and in the cold dark of a winter night [...]

There will be Stars

"There will be stars over the place forever; Though the house we loved and the street we loved are lost, Every time the earth circles her orbit On the night the autumn equinox is crossed, Two stars we knew, poised on the peak of midnight Will reach their zenith; stillness will be deep; There will [...]

Nights of Wonder – Crowded Sky

A night out to shoot the Milky Way over Jervis Bay last weekend, expanded very quickly to include a lightning storm on the horizon, and the soft magenta glow of Aurora Australis as it crept up from Antartica. And of course the light from a million stars. "I will love the light for it shows me the [...]

The Colours of Paradise

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more” George Gordon Byron I've stood on this beach in Jervis Bay many times imagining sunrise [...]

Nights of Wonder – Dreaming of Moonbeams

Of all the moments when I've made an image, including those of spectacular arching milky ways and dawn skies that took my breath away ... none have been more unexpected, fleeting or left me with a sense of profound wonderment than this one. I've posted a version of it before, but there is no other that would [...]

Nights of Wonder – Solitude

“But your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it you will find all your paths.” Rainer Maria Rilke - Letters to a Young Poet Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge - Solitude Rise in the silence before dawn, and stand on the shores of eternity. [...]

The Graceful Light of Stars

"Everyone has his dream; I would like to live till dawn, but I know I have less than three hours left. It will be night, but no matter. Dying is simple. It does not take daylight. So be it: I will die by starlight” Victor Hugo Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge .... Graceful The bio-luminescent [...]