Photosphere : Pinnacles of Adventure

Pinnacles of Adventure

 

"Pinnacles of Adventure"

Few places capture the essence of the West Australian landscape as well as the Pinnacles Desert in the Nambung National Park at Cervantes.

This well-documented site features thousands of limestone structures known as the "Pinnacles" and the lack of light pollution gives way to some of the best skies in the world.

This 360 degree photosphere is a combination of 80 individual images and took over 40 minutes to capture.

Date: 1st July 2016
Time: 8:40pm
Location: Pinnacles, Cervantes

Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Sigma 24mm ART
Tripod Mount: Gigapan Epic Pro

Settings:
ISO3200
F1.8
25 seconds x 80

Photosphere : Wanagarren Nature Reserve

Wanagarren Nature Reserve Photosphere

"Wanagarren Nature Reserve Photosphere"

The night can be quite intimidating some times. Walking into the unfamiliar surroundings in the dark with nothing but your senses.

Every twig cracking, every branch swaying, everything and anything grabs your attention.

But there's no one there, just me and my camera, capturing the night sky for all to see.

Date: 1st July 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Wanagarren Nature Reserve

Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Sigma 24mm ART
Tripod Mount: Gigapan Epic Pro

Settings:
ISO3200
F1.8
25 sec x 80 frames

Photosphere : Sugarloaf by Night

Sugarloaf by Night

 

Sugarloaf by Night

This is a 360 degree photomosaic of Sugarloaf Rock by Night. In the night sky, we see the Milky Way arch, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds and the Zodiacal Lights.

Consisting of 63 individual frames, it took 32 minutes to capture the entire photo with the final image rendering at over 400 megapixels. While each frame was down-sampled from 24MP to 16MP, this is still the largest image I've ever taken and was a huge challenge for my computer to stitch and process. The final rendering took over half an hour to export.

Date: 1 June 2016
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Sugarloaf Rock, Naturaliste, WA

Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Sigma 24mm Art
Tripod Mount: Gigapan Epic Pro

ISO3200
F2.0
25s x 63

Photosphere : The Lancelin Lights

The Lancelin Lights

Lancelin Sand Dunes

 

The galactic core of the Milky Way, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds and the Zodical Lights together make up the Lancelin Lights.

This is a 70 frame photosphere taken at the Lancelin Sand Dunes. The entire image took over half an hour to capture and each image was down-sampled to 12 megapixels from 24 megapixels.

Date: 25th June 2016
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Lancelin Sand Dunes

Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Sigma 24mm ART
Tripod Mount: Gigapan Epic Pro

Settings:
ISO3200
F1.8
20 sec x 70