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:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: Greg Gibbs. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.

'The Rock' is a large outcrop of mainly quartzite that rises 360m above the Riverina plains of southern NSW, Australia. It was originally called 'Hanging Rock' after the large boulder which overhang the eastern face (left), but when this boulder, well, stopped hanging in 1874, the name of it (and the town that resides next to it) was changed to simply 'The Rock'.

I have had this shot planned for quite a while but I had to wait until I had the right moon phase, weather and time of year. Shot at about 2am this morning with a last quarter moon just rising on the horizon behind me. 14 shot panorama.
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Topaz172 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice shot
What camera settings/set-up do you use? I have an SLR but I've never gotten a star pic worthy of sharing
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D [link]
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da-phil Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulations! your outstanding work has been added to the Featured Gallery of #panoramicshot
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much. That's awesome :D
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GaryDale Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Absolutely fantastic image...bravo
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Wonderful capture.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Alban :D
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
You are welcome.
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Zoomer58 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Nice shot as usual, Greg! I'm amazed at the horizontal positioning of the Milky Way down there; here, as shown by some of my own recent pics, the summer Milky Way is vertical, rising straight out of the eastern horizon, streaming overhead, and falling into the west with Sagittarius.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Brett :D Yeah we are pretty lucky down here. The central bulge starts to emerge on the eastern horizon at the end of January and sets in the south west flat like this around about November.
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superfreak92 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Australia is a beautiful place, but I never remember the sky looking like that! Absolutely stunning! :faint: I would LOVE to know how you captured those stars! :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D [link]
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artamusica Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding as always. It's a good thing that you are a "night" person. I can never stay awake that long except when jet-lagged! This works really well with the horizontal Milky Way and the balance between the "bulb" of the rock and the burst of the white light on either side of the center of the photo.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback :D I'm glad you like it.
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artamusica Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I always find your work awe-inspiring.
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Photographer
Hey Greg, I'm heading up north this weekend in an attempt to get some star/milky way photos. Just wondering what ISO and the shutter speed you use for taking a single shot?

I'm trying to gather a ton of information and be as prepared as possible before I set off! haha :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
[link] Good luck
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Photographer
thank yo very much :salute:
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Feufoll3t Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
:wow: Amazing!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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Kell0GGz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
There are no words to describe the love that I have for this photograph. A well planned and executed panoramic photograph with all the things I love to see. It's interesting to have this "angle" of the Milky Way as well since I am so used to seeing it upright or diagonal. You sure know how to put a smile on my face with your photography.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm very glad you like it :D Yeah I am lucky enough here in the Southern Hemisphere to get various angles on the Milky Way. It sets like this in the west virtually horizontal.
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crh Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
most amazing shot! worth all the trouble you must have been going thru shooting it! :love:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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ShortySmith Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks D
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GrantFMX Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
VERY nice Greg. 2 rows of 7 vertical shots? Looks excellent, all the hanging about til the early hours of the freezing morning paid off!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Grant :D Very good guess. It is indeed 2 rows of 7.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Fabulous image, Greg :clap: Impressive to the tenth degree! Worth the planning and wait for the right time to get this :thumbsup:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much my friend :D I'm glad you like it.
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Meema Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! Well done.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Stunning shot....:rose:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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rscordoba Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
amazing!! :clap:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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FelixInden Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
impressive and stunning panorama- love it!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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FelixInden Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
:) no problem m8
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa...preeeetty O.O
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's one hell of a Sky, & Landscape :clap:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Will
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Any time, Greg :ahoy:
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JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Photographer
very well done! Impressive!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot :thumbsup: ;)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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Cattereia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
GORGEOUS! I'm very impressed. :)
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