Somersby Falls – A Million Stars shine overhead of this Central Coast National Park, close to Gosford, just north of Sydney
This photo is possibly the photo I’m most proud of for the whole 2022 year. I’d had a an idea of an Astro photo of Somersby falls in my mind for a while. I had seen images on the web and forgotten what they looked like, but recalled that it had to be taken in or around August. And of course the falls needed to be flowing! The weather had been lousy in terms of clear skies all year, but one night I decided that I was going to make it happen. I got to Somersby Falls by around 6:30.
And boy it was an experience.
Pulled up in the car in the pitch black. When I say pitch black, I mean pitch black. I could see nothing, but that didn’t stop my senses being somewhat alerted by the gentle pad, thump, pad of animals running past in the bush. I assumed they weren’t venomous or carnivorous. I opened the car door and blackness and the damp descended. The house near the car park is now abandoned, and that just added to it. I immediately got shivers and goosebumps all over my body.
With my breath condensing in the night air, and a full backpack and tripod in hand, I descended the wet and slippery stairs into the ….
EXIF: – Canon R5 ~ Samyang 24mm blended ~ 1/30 secs ~ F2.8 ~ ISO 3200