Last night I went up the hill out on site. I think the name of the hill is the namesake of the site, Radio Hill. It’s what everyone tells me.
I have been on a mission for several months to take this photo. There has been months of solid cloud at night here which is much to be expected as it was Wet Season. At the peak of it was nightly thunderstorms throwing lightning across the sky. I chased storms where I could in between sleep, laundry nights and writing.
My current mission is to get together an entry for this year’s Eureka Prize for Science Photography. In 2010, I was a finalist and my photo considered good enough to be featured permanently on the Australian Museum website as an example of the Australian Blue Banded Bee. Yes, blue, and it really is blue. No photoshop required.
This here is a teaser photo of what I’m up to for my entry in this year’s Eureka Prize for Photography. It involves stars and satellite dishes. I’m not sure what those dishes are for yet. I keep getting different answers from people. I am satisfied that I have also got the Southern Cross constellation and The Milky Way in frame as well. The foreground is lit up with light painting with a torch.
I’ll put up my entry once I’ve submitted it. I’m still working on it.
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