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StarLight over Fields of Light
On 1 Apr 2016, a new attraction opened at the Ayers Rock Resort. Known as the 'Field of Light', it was created by the internationally celebrated artist Bruce Munro.
The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara is Munro’s largest work to date. Overwhelming in size, covering more than seven football fields, it invites immersion in its fantasy garden of 50,000 spindles of light, the stems breathing and swaying through a sympathetic desert spectrum of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white. Amazingly, the Field of Light was transported to Australia over 32 international and domestic flights.
This image was taken during my visit to Uluru over 21-23 March 2018 (3 nights of astrophotography under pristine skies). Timing was perfect, with the Southern Cross clearly visible, as is the Coal Sack Nebula and Alpha Centauri.
Camera: Canon 5D MKIII with Full Spectrum Modification
Lens: Canon 20-70mm at 24mm, f2.8
Mount: Vixen Polarie, Tripod Mounted
Exposures: 15 seconds, ISO 2000.