Murphy’s Haystacks (Hendge Beneath) – Eyre Peninsula, Southern Australia – Dylan and Marianne
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Murphy’s Haystacks are a group of granite ‘inselberg’ rock formations located on Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The nearest towns are Port Kenny (20km away) and Streaky Bay (40km away). On the night this photograph was taken, the skies were clear and moonrise was due approximately one hour after last light. Due to its remote location, I was working in almost pitch black conditions by the time the Milky Way was visible and able to be photographed with the very last remnants of sunset. The Milky Way was very high overhead which meant that the camera needed to be very close to the ground to take each of the 13 frames from which this image was constructed. After using a torch to focus on the rocks (approximately 10-15m away) , each shot was taken with the 5dmk3 and 16-35mm F2.8II lens in manual mode at F3.2, ISO3200, 30 seconds exposure. The in –camera spirit level was used to ensure the camera was vertical for each frame. Lighting for each frame was done with 3-4 seconds of rapid torch waving over the rocks to achieve as even lighting as possible. The final image was stitched and edited in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
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