Australia: Southern Cross And All

By |2013-03-08T22:16:16+00:00Mar 3rd, 2013|

The other night, Nicole S. Young and I had one of the most wonderful evenings romping around Carlisle Beach in Tasmania. The beach was essentially ours for the taking. We had the great fortune of meeting up with Instagram-savant photographer, Matt Glastonbury and his cadre of friends – each of whom were positively lovely.

After enjoying a pristine sunset and a five star picnic on the beach, we waited and watched the sky. As our eyes slowly became accustomed to the darkness, that’s when it happened. The Southern Cross, one of the region’s more beautiful constellations appeared and danced along as the rest of our galaxy came into view. It really was hard to not get a beautiful shot.

In terms of processing

Another Lightroom-only image. This time, I put one of Dave Morrow‘s wonderful Under The Stars Lightroom presets to use.

[map w=”745″ h=”185″ lat=”-42.917141″ lon=”147.82289″ marker=”yes” z=”17″ maptype=”SATELLITE”]


  1. Simon Hunt March 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Nicely done.  Welcome to Australia.   Hope you love it as much as we do.

  2. Eileen O'Sullivan March 3, 2013 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    This incredible. I swear when I was in the Ottawa Valley in early June last year at night this is you see.

  3. Loyd Underwood March 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm - Reply


  4. Eileen O'Sullivan March 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    I don't get away much that's I take every little experience with me. It's little things that I enjoy and please me. Others things look even greater to.

  5. Marjorie McDonald March 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    I never get tired of milky way shots…. this is stunning

  6. Matt Glastonbury March 3, 2013 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Haha, thanks Brian!! Amazing shot mate, well done.

  7. Damian Vines March 3, 2013 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Nice! And Orion just at the top. Sweet

  8. Howard Jackman March 4, 2013 at 12:20 am - Reply

    As an astronomy nut I cannot tell you how jealous I am that you've seen the Southern Cross! Glad you were able to capture it. That trip you two are on seems epic to say the least.

  9. Michael Karban March 4, 2013 at 12:38 am - Reply

    LMC in there, you photographed a galaxy in that shot!

  10. Francois Fourie March 4, 2013 at 12:40 am - Reply

    great shot! and thanks for reminding me of Dave Morrow, just went over and purchaced his presets….lets start processing!

  11. Gaelle Bienaime March 4, 2013 at 2:50 am - Reply

    just so beautiful!!!!!

  12. Angela Parker March 4, 2013 at 4:46 am - Reply

    No words for thiissss

  13. Brian Jurkowski March 4, 2013 at 4:59 am - Reply

    When you see the Southern Cross
    For the first time
    You understand now
    Why you came this way
    'Cause the truth you might be runnin' from
    Is so small.
    But it's as big as the promise
    The promise of a comin' day.
          ~ Crosby Stills & Nash

  14. Shelly Gunderson March 4, 2013 at 5:29 am - Reply

    Gorgeous image!

  15. Jake Johnson March 4, 2013 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Oh man…So jealous.

  16. Grzegorz Scharf March 4, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

    It's my dream destination.

  17. Nedal Shaham March 4, 2013 at 11:31 pm - Reply


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