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IF I held another contest what would you prefer the prize to be. 

56 deviants said A print of my work
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9 deviants said A one on one web chat with me on photographing the night sky
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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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SpringRainElf Featured By Owner 11 minutes ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
i wish i had your talent, equipment, patience and accesibility to these places you photograph!
amazing job, i wont say much since there are no words to describe. only a request, could u make prints available ?i would be interested in buying!
SpringRainElf Featured By Owner 14 minutes ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
i wish i had your equipment, talent, patience, and access to these places you visit. our work is stunning i wont say much, since no words can describe.

amazing job keep it up.

could you add prints so i can buy ? 
voradtralundir Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
I stumbled across your work only today.  And I have to say that while I have tried my hand at night photography, your ability to capture landscapes at night with the stars is remarkable.  Thank you for these images.  They could easily occur on any continent on the planet, but somehow Australia seems to be the best for capturing these scenes.
EnderKittyOfRainbows Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I absolutely love your art/pictures.the way it just makes my heart burst into a thousand suns like this has so many emotions that were bottled up inside then just bursting out like a forest fire.These aren't any normal sky,these skys was taken by the heart of a true photographer like yourself.your heart is so pure it reached to the heaven and other planets.The way these pictures are taken truely is beautiful and true.I hope you keep up the good photos!Never let a hater take away what you love doing.This truely explains bottled up emotions that were realeased as a thousand suns put together to form a beautiful piece of the night,along with the emotions in your heart.I hope this deviant touches everyone else's heart just like how it did mine.
Luke-The-Spook Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
These are some breathtaking night time photos! You certainly know how to take these photos flawlessly! 
star3catcher Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I love space and the stars because it gives me a feeling of self-transcendence, and you capture that so perfectly! :)
Imagineology Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have left me in awe.
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
KrisAustralian Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Wow !! .....  omfg amazing space !!!Hi! 
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
KrisAustralian Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Welcom :happybounce: :D (Big Grin) w00t! 
JDM4CHRIST Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your talent is extraordinary, my friend!
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
Ermine9 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I envy you.  It seems you have the live in the perfect place and have the time to get such stunning photographs.  On a different note: I'd like to point out that your picture titled "Infinity" certainly caught my eye! Wink/Razz 
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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