A field of canola in full bloom beneath the central band of The Milky Way. Zodiacal light appears to stream upwards from the horizon as the last glow of daylight fades.
To fully experience the magic of the night sky you n
eed to get as far out into the countryside, well away from artificial lights as you can.
This was taken on the 9th of October 2012 shortly before my "Aurora Australis" and "Midnight Rainbow" images.