August 12, 2012

Warren and Shirley – A Milky Way Wedding Photo in Deniliquin, New South Wales

As a young child, all I dreamed about was being an astronaut.

As an adult, all I dream about is being a wedding photographer.

Yesterday, both things came together for one brief moment.

Warren and Shirleyand#039;s Barn wedding in Deniliquin



  • Alan Mok September 18, 2012

    Great job. Right picture at a right timing!
    This is a additional bonus to your client wedding album. 

  • Carrie Leung September 3, 2012

    I hope I can see a sky like that

  • Helen Yu September 3, 2012

    Oh, very cool, I like it very very much.

  • Dave September 1, 2012

    Wonderfully creative picture, young man.     “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1

  • Rgbee August 29, 2012

    Awesome..lucky this pic around you should make $$$$$ with this one!

  • Lakshal Perera August 28, 2012

    Long exposure (71 sec), f/5.6, ISO4000 shot using a Canon 16-35mm f2.8L lens on a Canon 5D Mk3. And we were literally in the middle of nowhere, no light pollution around at all. :)

  • Ecacr_stride August 28, 2012

    aurora borealis

  • Melissaarivera August 27, 2012

    Beautiful! :-)

  • Jyichinq August 24, 2012

    It is amazing 

  • Yahozz August 22, 2012

    fabulous shot. i never seen skies like it

  • Chad Walls August 22, 2012

    @Lakshal Perera – Anywhere outside of the city is perfect as a long as a
    person can find a small town with all the amenities. There is too much light pollution
    in the city to get a clear view of the sky.

  • Alison Hudspeth August 22, 2012

    Amazing shot – love it! :D

  • Elizabeth Schalk August 21, 2012

    As someone else who grew up dreaming about the stars and being an astronaut and who has now replaced those dreams with being a wedding photographer (but still spends most of her time looking up at the sky), I just want to say that I adore this image!  Great work!

  • Mindy August 21, 2012

    Can you explain how you did it?

  • Lakshal Perera August 21, 2012

    Hi Erin. It was 71 seconds, f5.6, ISO4000 shot at 16mm on a Canon 16-35mm f2.8L on a Canon 5D Mk3. All the info you need. :)

  • Lakshal Perera August 21, 2012

    If you live in Canada, I’m sure you could head somewhere remote enough to get clear sky. :)

  • Zliandhunter August 21, 2012

    Simply beautiful

  • Erin Manigault August 21, 2012

    Wow! Amazing! How long was exposure? This could only be taken with a digital camera. 30 second exposure?

  • Chad Walls August 17, 2012

    I am a big science nerd so I would love to have a wedding like this.

  • John Zuehlke August 17, 2012

    I couldn’t agree with you more. This image is perfect!

  • Lakshal Perera August 17, 2012

    No need to apologise, seriously. :)

    I think that art is so subjective and people always have different opinions about the execution. I know that I am guilty of looking at “critically acclaimed” pieces of work and being decidedly uncomplimentary about them. :)
    I guess knowing Warren and Shirley as people, this image is perfect. All of the technical pitfalls that have been mentioned (overexposure/white balance off/etc) don’t concern me at all. I’m not fussed with technical perfection, it’s not what really motivates me to do what I do. People have said I should have used fill flash to illuminate them and expose correctly for the barn but that, in my mind, has been done before. I wanted something that hadn’t been done before, and this is what happened. :)

    Thanks anyway for taking the time to write a comment. And yes, I agree, we’re pretty insignificant in this little universe and instead of worrying about the small meaningless things in life, we should spend our energy enjoying what we have during our lifetime and allowing others to enjoy in the same happiness too. :)

  • artfrankmiami August 16, 2012

    I apologize.

    When the Huffington Post did a story on your picture ( many people, me included, made comments on how they would shoot the same type of picture to make the picture a better wedding photograph. One person did mention how the couple looked like “Aliens” that have landed and I feel that’s exactly the effect i see in the larger version here at your page–outer-worldly. It fits this philosophy of your way of thinking I see here on your blog. Maybe also, a feeling that we are just a small part of a larger event.

  • Jerry August 16, 2012

    This picture is amazing. Wedding under the Milky Way

  • theclothesmuse August 16, 2012

    Amazing photo!

  • Alejandro Morales August 16, 2012

    “It’s full of stars!…” (2001: A Space Odyssey)

  • Alejandro Morales August 16, 2012

    “It’s full of stars!…” (2001: A Space Odyssey)

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