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About Photography / Hobbyist Premium Member Greg GibbsMale/Australia Groups :iconnatures-night-lights: Natures-Night-Lights
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Thinking about holding another contest. What would you like it to be? 

43 deviants said Photography (something to do with night photography of course)
37 deviants said Any art (night theme of course)
5 deviants said Written word (maybe something like- Tell me in 50 words or less what you like most about the night sky)
No deviants said Other (please suggest any ideas in the comments)

5th Daily Deviation and Interviews

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 6:01 PM
Hello all :wave:

After basically pulling an all nighter last night taking images and conducting a night sky photography workshop, I woke up at lunchtime today to discover a very pleasant surprise.  I have been awarded my 5th Daily Deviation for my image "Taste The Rainbow"

Taste The Rainbow by CapturingTheNight

Huge thanks must go to :iconlaurelin-cosplay: for suggesting the image and the legendary Nancy :iconanoya: for featuring it as a DD

It is quite surprising to me how much this image has been accepted by the public, both on here and elsewhere on the net.  For a long time I hesitated to even upload it as I thought it was just another standard "Milkyway Bow" image that are a bit overdone these days (But I guess you can say that about a lot of photography).  I came across it again recently after it had been sitting on my computer for over half a year and I decided to finally upload it.

Thank you so much to everyone for all the comments, watches and likes.  I'll hopefully get around to answering all the comments soon.


I have been involved in a few interviews lately.  At the start of the year I was filmed for a documentary on astrophotography in Australia.  The filmmakers interviewed about 15 fellow astrophotographers over a few days and are currently sifting through the mountain of footage they collected to produce the final film.  I'll let you know when it launches.

Plans are also under way with a local reporter who wants to film me out under the stars for a feature on me and my work.  We have had to cancel and reschedule the filming a couple of times due to extreme fire danger periods, but now that things have cooled down here in Australia that project will hopefully happen soon.

:iconirphotogirl: the founder of the new group :iconstellar-landscapers: recently asked if she could interview me for the group.  If you are into night sky scapes (and lets face it, if you follow my work, you probably are) then I can highly recommend checking out the group.  It is only small at the moment but I hope to see it grow exponentially soon.  You can read the interview here:

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Finally, whilst I have you.  The Light Inspired Group :iconlightinspired: through its sister group :iconphoto-contest: is currently holding another Nature Photo Contest.  I will once again be on the judging panel and there are some amazing software packages up for grabs as prizes.  You have to be in it to win it.
Details here:
Photo Contest 2014
Updated 31.05.2014:
We have changed the rules and select for future four polls -> 6 images per Category (6 x 4 = 24) because we have a lot of "equivalent" hi-q images..!!!
Nature provides us with a never-ending supply of inspiration for photography. Technical quality, clarity and composition are all important, but so too is a flair for the ability to capture a picture-perfect moment when an interesting or unusual lighting opportunity presents itself. Light creates shadow and shadow in return, enhances the appearance of a subject. The interaction of the two is fascinating. Light can make a subject feisty or dull while shadows can make it mysterious or terrifying. The position and strength of the lights and shadows always set the general mood of an image and showcases the creativity of a photographer in capturing their vision of the nature that surrounds us all.
For the past 4 years, our LightInspire



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Greg Gibbs
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Australian based amateur photographer who has a passion for capturing the beauty of the night sky

I try to respond to all comments, but forgive me if I don't respond to favs. All forms of feedback are very much appreciated though.

Current Residence: Australia


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NWunseen Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Photographer
hey Greg..just wanted to thank you for the suggestion on the DD! catching up with ya ;) another thanks as well..put your journal on astronomy questions answered to good use last weekend..actually had a new moon, clear skies during the meteor shower on saturday, got the most out of the rare occasion for the northwest from all your help and inspiring works!

hope all is well and you're getting situated since your move :)
opium-luvs-blue Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi...mind a fav, llama and watch??? i love your stuff...its the truth.  my name is shade aura...i loooove the nigt sky but i have a lama camera so i cannot take as good of pics as you.  are you into astronomy???? because i am.  how are you doing???  nice to meet you!
fearles357 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
The best night photography!!! If it's not a secret what kind of camera do you using?
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D If you read the description on any of my latest images you will see what equipment I use.
PrincessAlbertSwe Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Photographer

Hello!  :wave:

Am the founder of the photography group ExcipioVita -, witch is a newly founded group that needs that little extra kick to get going. 

Right now am looking for new members, contributors and maybe a co-founder/administrator that will share your work in the galleries and help out rising new members.

You are most welcome to join us or just stop by and submit some photos if you so like.

Hope to see you there! 



Regars Alfred Pettersson

Dani-e-San Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have my watch. Your nightsky photographs are amazing :devwatch: 
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
KristenSpork Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   General Artist
Spread Your Wings has been featured in Photography XXV: Summer - Return of the Sun.
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
Altair75 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Your astrophotos are tremendous! They are so beautiful, brilliant and detailed!
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
Altair75 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :) (Smile) 
Maxfusion6 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great and amazing gallery! You so deserve a :+devwatch: ! :)
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
Maxfusion6 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're more than welcome! :)
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