The Southern Cross (Crux), seen above the 'Galbraith' building, Cossack.

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Cossack is a historic 'ghost town' located on the mouth of the Harding River. The site was the home for WA's pearling industry until the 1880's.

This photo was taken at f/4, using a 30 second exposure and a high ISO setting of ISO6400.

It was a nice dark night, very still, with no moon. The area has very little light pollution to affect the shot as the nearest major city is nearly 2000km away :)

For effect, I 'painted' the 'Galbraith' building with torchlight during the exposure. Steve

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Comments (4)

Peter van Lom on July 10, 2012

L; nice work!

SteveW on July 11, 2012

Hello again Lomno,

Your praise and L is most welcome. I thank you very much.

Cheers Steve

Cindy Breen on July 11, 2012

Nice one Steve


Yes you would have to go to a place like this to see the best of the night sky...Marion

SteveW on July 17, 2012

Hi Marion,

It is truly magical at night up here, the stars put on a show to remember and the longer exposure really brings out the definition.

Thank you for your kind remarks and the YSL. All the best. _Steve

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 9, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by SteveW
    • Taken on 2012/07/06 19:26:07
    • Exposure: 30.000s
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO3200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash