Photographer's Note

A while back our local photographic club had a night trip to an old nearby shale mining town - Joadja. The mine and plant operated between 1878 and 1911. The town is in a deep valley that required a very steep railway to get the product (kerosene) out and up to where I live in Mittagong.
For our visit we worked in pairs one taking photos and the other shining a moving torch on ruins such as this chimney stack, and then swapping roles. Tripods were a given.
Being in a deep valley well away for towns it was very dark so the stars were very visible.
For a better view, especially of the stars, go to the high definition version.

30 sec
ISO 800
Tripod used

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 984 W: 77 N: 2804] (13026)
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