A while ago we went camping in the Flinders Ranges. Winter camping is the outback is good. Days aren’t too hot. The weather is usually fine. But nights are freezing. Literally. The night sky, though, is worth the cold.

The cold weather is excellent for long-exposure photos, because the sensor is nice and cold, so has less noise. I took this photograph of the milky way. Look carefully on the right hand side (you might need to see it at full size) and you can see a streak from a shooting star.

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28s exposure
ISO 1600