CANON EOS 70D, TAMRON SP 15–30MM F/2.8 DI VC USD LENS, 15MM, 25S, F/2.8, ISO 3200
Graeme set off from his bed in the early hours of the morning in the hopes of picturing the Nugget Point lighthouse set against a completely clear sky, with the Milky Way core just rising above the horizon. It’s many a photographer’s goal, and the image would carve another notch on his belt — but as every experienced shooter knows, with Mother Nature, nothing ever goes quite to plan. “It was completely clear until about two kilometres away from the lighthouse, and after that the thickest sea fog I’ve ever seen rolled in,” the photographer explained. “The visibility was so poor in places that even with my super bright torch, I could only see about a metre ahead of me.” After waiting patiently for a gap in the fog, sure enough, it came, allowing a short 20-minute window for Graeme to secure his shot.