The night these Milky Way shots were taken was arguably the best night of my life! The conditions were perfect and having only dabbled in astrophotography at home, I was excited by the prospect of getting some decent shots. I’d set up my camera, dialed in the settings required – time for a test shot… BOOOM! I couldn’t believe the results.
BEST. SHOT. I’D. EVER. TAKEN.
After laughing it off together he encouraged me to keep shooting. I couldn’t refuse. So I reset my gear in a new competition and proceeded to shoot again. A few minutes passed and he piped up again saying ‘It can’t get much better than this, right?’. I replied with the obvious ‘Not really, its amazing!’ and turned to find him on one knee with a sparkling diamond rind in hand. Obviously I said YES! Our daughter was so excited and shocked she was speechless for a good few minutes.
The next morning I got to capture the cheeky, proposal spoiling, seals basking as the sun rose which was a pretty special way to cap off an incredible evening.
This is a cheeky composite image I created for a bit of fun. The foreground was taken along the Kaikaoura Coast but I felt as if it was missing something so I decided to add a Milky Way shot I had taken in my backyard just after the sun had set.