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The Art of Night – The Photography of Mark Gee

Posts Tagged ‘long exposure’

My Astrophotography Journey – From Novice to Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013

  The highlight of my photography career happened to me recently. I not only won two categories in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013, but I also won it overall. It is something I never dreamed of 4 years ago when I first started out, and it’s quite ironic that it was the images […]

Chasing Night Skies Above Wellington

Words by Eva Weber and originally published in The Dominion Post newspaper, Wellington, New Zealand. Photographer Mark Gee captured some stunning images of Wellington as part of International Dark Sky Week (IDSW). He has shared some of his shots with us. A clear and star-spangled night sky is a stunning sight to behold, and you […]

The Milky Way high above Wellington, New Zealand

I’ve been waiting for the right conditions to attempt a photo like this for a while now, and finally, this weekend I had that opportunity to do so. It was freezing that night, the air so clear and crisp, the temperature was hovering close to 0 deg c, and even less on the top of […]


Chasing stars around Cape Palliser

After a failed attempt of getting on the road Friday night, I finally made it out to Cape Palliser, a few hours drive from Wellington, New Zealand for a night of astrophotography & hopefully a surf first thing in the morning. The surf never eventuated, but boy what a night. By the time I finished […]

Northerly Storm at Sunset

Its been a real weird summer in Wellington with howling north westerlies, the occasional cold southerly, & a bit of rain. Not summer at all really…But there have been some pretty spectacular sights to photograph with these weather patterns. I shot this one around 9pm one night at Evans Bay just after sunset as a […]

Princess Bay Magic

I headed out to Princess Bay on Wellington’s south coast this evening to try & capture one of the amazing sunsets you see from there. The sunset was ok – nothing amazing, but after waiting until just after the sun had set, that’s when I did get some amazing shots. There happened to be a […]