Sydney at Dawn – Artificial Light Partially Eclipses Natural Light

Without being too deep and philosophical, in this image I’ve captured Natural and Artificial Light together, with the Moon being partially eclipsed by the lamp post. Unfortunately for those of us living in or near the city, artificial light dominates the night sky and it’s all but impossible to see any stars.

Natural and Artificial Light

Natural and Artificial Light

This image was taken on the morning of the 18th May 2011 when the Full Moon was setting in the West, and is part of the Sydney at Dawn series, where I feature some pre-dawn and dawn images captured during the month of May 2011.

As I was wandering around the harbour foreshore, the lamp post and the Full Moon together caught my eye and I was able to show this Natural and Artificial Light together.

Captured with a Canon 40D and 24-105mm lens @105mm, f/9.0, 1/125s exposure @ ISO320. Processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

What’s your night sky like? Comments and feedback welcome!

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