And now for a little shameless self promotion – after all, isn’t that what the internet is all about! – one of my images has been included in this months Australian Geographic aurora australis feature!
The image was from the amazing all night aurora of October 7-8 2015. After shooting hours of timelapse footage I decided to jump in the frame and pose for a shot, thinking this was one opportunity for a “selfie” I couldn’t refuse…
Just for a bit of a fun, here are some more “selfies” from that night, which I hadn’t even looked at properly until just now. As is often the case after a shoot, you quickly scan the shots and pick the stand out image pretty quickly. It is always fun to look back over images and see what you missed!
What I liked about the original image I chose was two things – first of all, I had managed to stand still for the duration of the 5 second exposure, so there was a clear silhouette. Important box to tick! Secondly the position of the beams in the sky really sets the composition off. Without intending it at all, the rule of thirds is there and those beams were in perfect position. I now use this image for my social media and even my business card – and now, Australian Geographic too