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New Zealand Milky way at Lake Ruataniwha, Ben Ohau, NZ

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It was a spontaneous idea to drive to this place. I was looking for a nice foreground for the milky way. It had to be close because I only had a short window of time to take the pictures that night.

Photography Tips

When I came to Twizel to stay a night, I found out that this is a dark sky reserve. It was almost full moon and if you want to take pictures of the milky way, no one would recommend taking pictures in these nights.
BUT: I checked the time for moon set and I had an hour to take pictures until the dusk set in. It was really impressive to take this (last) shot and see the milky way dissapear.

Travel Information

You can park your car just next to the street.
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 05:48 - 21:12 | current local time: 09:53
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