I am a passionate astro-photographer, often timing my trips with the new moon, hoping for the least light pollution. The camping site made for a stellar viewing deck for the celestial bodies to flaunt their brightness.
The following night, a new opportunity unfurled. The clouds extended their blessing, and I grasped the chance with fervor. My camera was an extension of my soul, a medium through which I expressed my passion for capturing the unseen.
And in the realm of astrophotography lies a technique as enchanting as the stars themselves – the art of star trail photography. A sibling to astrophotography, this art demands patience as exposure times stretch beyond 15 minutes. A dance of intervals captures the passage of stars, weaving a mesmerizing tapestry of celestial trails. My own endeavors in this domain culminated in a star trails image, a testament to the universe’s timeless ballet.
Ever since I took up photography as a hobby, I’ve eagerly awaited Nyepi every year. Before 2020, I used to leave Bali for Nyepi Day. However, since then, I’ve celebrated Nyepi in Bali twice, and each time I’ve had a unique experience.
And there, amidst the tapestry of my digital footprint, a gem shimmered – a full moon photo I had captured, celebrated on none other than Coconut Singapore. Like a star that had fallen from the night sky, it had found its place among the pages of recognition. The moon’s ethereal glow, which I had immortalized through the lens, had now become a beacon, guiding those who sought its luminous beauty.