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Stargaze night till sunrise

Published August 15th, 2012

Went with my friends to Fazeley Natural Reserve Park to see the shooting stars. I only manage to see 4 brighter and longer shooting stars where my friends managed to see more of the other smaller ones.

During the first 3 hours while we waiting for the clouds to clear and then covered with clouds again. Later around 3.45 a.m. the surroundings were all covered with mist and an hour later the sunrise. It was an amazing night with mother nature providing the show for us to see.

We are amateur photographers and this were our first experience of taking shooting stars. The reserve were too bright with road lights on. But the times were well spent and all of us totally caught by the show by the mother nature.

A spiritual, magical and mysterious night we were have.

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Work from the hand touch

When the clouds covered the sky, we spent the time taking photos with hand touch.

  • August 13th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 18mm / f/20 / 76 sec
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Mist surrounding the Reserve

My camera gone totally wet with the mist surrounding us. It was hard to take photos. With the mist surrounding the whole reserve it gave this place a mysterious mood.

  • August 14th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 18mm / f/16 / 96 sec
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Red clouds

Suddenly the red clouds covered one side of the sky and it made the whole reserve brighten up.

  • August 14th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 18mm / f/16 / 16 sec
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Night brighten up

The night was brighten up by the sunrise but still it was quite misty everywhere. We were hopefully waiting to see the sun rise.

  • August 14th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 38mm / f/18 / 2 sec
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Golden Light

Wow, the sun finally come and lighten up the reserve. It just like music to our eyes and we couldn't stop admiring the view in front of us.

  • August 14th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 36mm / f/11 / 1/50 sec
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Sunrise

Finally the sunrise and we enjoy another show provided by the mother nature.

  • August 14th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 55mm / f/5.6 / 1/80 sec
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Blue and Pink

With the sunrise the reserve became blue and pink colors. Reflections on the man-made lake added the effects of play of lights provided by the mother nature.

  • August 14th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 32mm / f/5.6 / 1/160 sec
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Burning Reserve

Bright sunlight shinning the man-made lake and the surrounding became bright orange colors and everywhere look light fire lights on the surrounding.

  • August 14th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 35mm / f/14 / 1/100 sec
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Flying golden sun ray

With the golden sun shinning the rays reflecting on the lake and toward the sky. Immediately our attention been caught by this beautiful sight again.

  • August 14th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 44mm / f/32 / 1/13 sec
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White ball

Enjoying 45 minutes of bright golden sunlight suddenly the sun became a white ball. The place still showered with light gold color but simply a white ball in the sky. Where was the sun gone!!!

  • August 14th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 67mm / f/32 / 1/40 sec

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