Breaker Bay by Night

Breaker Bay by Night, Photo Mark Gee

The weather has been amazing in these parts lately, and since Milky Way season is in full swing, I thought I’d head out to the south coast of Wellington, New Zealand to see what I could photograph. I had a French film crew in town who was shooting a doco with me, so I invited one of them out with me that night. We arrived at the location just above a place called Breaker Bay, and could see the Milky Way spanning right across the sky from the east to the west. I set up a 220 degree panorama which I shooting on a Gigapan Epic Pro. The whole pano took around 20 minutes to shoot, so we just stood back to the right of frame and enjoyed the night sky above.