Myponga Beach Road
This stretch of road is a great place for finding dead trees as subjects for this kind of image. I had been photographing down at the beach at sunset but came up here later in the evening. Clouds blew over very shortly unfortunately.
A common question asked of these types of shots is : is this a composite or an exposure blend? This particular shot isn't but there seems to be a connotation that people don't believe this kind of image is 'real' . Guess what - it isn't! Sure it was very dark and the stars were out but I would challenge anyone without superhuman sight who would claim to have seen the milky way in this detail to the naked eye. Also, the tree was lit with 5-10 seconds of torch waving - in 'real' life it was a black silhouette.
I on the other hand , disagree with blending images from scenes which taken at different locations , times, conditions. It's just a personal preference to present a version of a scene in one image, it's not a theme I would proselytize. Bottom line - I hope you enjoy the end result ;)