Ever seen the stars from the Australian Outback? On a clear night you can visibly see the Milky Way and countless satellites, planes and even some planets!
This photograph was taken on a recent trip to Central Australia and just outside of the Yulara Resort. The photograph is a 30 minute exposure (meaning I stood there for 30 minutes between shots with the shutter open!) – the end result is a clear tree and the rotation of the earth is represented by the star trails. The Milky Way was behind the tree, and is the whiter part of the stars just right of the centre.
There wasn’t any direct light in the area, but there was a few street lights about 500 metres away, which adds a nice warmth to the grass in the distance.
This is one of my favourite images at the moment as I was super happy with the shot. It was around 1am that it was taken, and after a couple of test shots prior and a 15 minute exposure, I knew I needed to go for longer, but was also freezing cold and tired after a massive day of shooting. But this tree and composition was just what I was after. I hope you like it as much as I do and please, feel welcome to purchase a copy for yourself!
You may be interested to read my blog post about taking photographs of the Milky Way
Acrylic Facemount – Premium, Acrylic Facemount – Standard, Metalic Print Only
16 x 24 inch, 18 x 12 inch, 20 x 30 inch, 24 x 16 inch, 24 x 36 inch, 28 x 42 inch, 30 x 20 inch, 34 x 50 inch, 36 x 24 inch, 42 x 28 inch, 50 x 34 inch
The printed version does not display the watermark as shown on the website. The title of the image will be digitally handwritten onto the image along with the photographer’s signature
Delivery and Shipping
All of our prints include free shipping within Australia. Each print is sent to production as soon as you order and pay. Please allow these approximate delivery times for your order: 1-2 weeks for Metallic Prints, or 2-4 weeks for Arcylic Facemount or Canvas. We will always do our best to get your order to you as soon as possible, however, cannot control all delivery factors once it has left the lab. For delivery addresses outside of Australia, please contact us with your address and requested print for a delivery quote.
Metallic Paper – Print Only
Matt’s Limited Edition and Open Edition prints are printed on Chromajet Metallic Pearl produced on an Epson 9070 inkjet printer. Chromajet Metallic is a flat, stiff, middle-weight paper with a metallic effect gloss finish. The paper has a neutral white base and an instant dry, micro-porous coating. This paper has a wide colour gamut and a high D-MAX which delivers beautiful images, both in colour and B&W. It produces extended contrast, exceptional colours, deep blacks and clean whites. This technology results in what are arguably the highest quality photographic prints in the world.
There are two types of Acrylic Facemount options offered by Matthew Duke Photography.
Acrylic Facemount – Premium
Acrylic face mounting is one of the most impressive and striking ways to display your photographic print. Your print is mounted behind acrylic and the back is covered with specially treated aluminium. This process will completely protect your image from front to back. Your image is mounted edge to edge and creates a beautiful frameless finishes. Each piece is professionally finished with hand-polished edges. We use 4.5mm optically clear, Museum Grade Acrylic which has 99% UV protection.
Acrylic is extremely safe to use, as it is shatter resistant and provides exceptional protection from sunlight, weather and temperature extremes. Once hung, your print floats approximately 16mm off if you follow our simple instructions for hanging your new facemount. You can be assured that you will receive an absolutely perfect, high-quality finish. The result is truly spectacular.
See an Acrylic Facemount – Premium unboxing here:
Acrylic Facemount – Standard
For those on a limited budget, we have introduced this option to provide a high-quality product that is still affordable.
We still use a 4.5mm optically clear piece of Acrylic and the print is printed on a high-quality metallic paper. This option is much lighter than the Acrylic Facemount – Premium product as it uses a white vinyl backing instead of treated aluminium.
While the finish is not as premium, our customers are absolutely happy with this product. As the finished product is much lighter it is more cost-effective to ship and easier to hang when it arrives.
Matt uses the highest quality Epson UltraChrome HDR inks and Hahnemühle Leonardo Canvas for his canvas prints. Each order is custom made to order by hand and will arrive assembled to the frame ready to hang. You will not be disappointed with the outstanding quality. Canvas prints are by special order only.
Money Back Guarantee
We are super confident that you will be more than happy with the quality of Matthew Duke’s landscape prints, however if in the event you aren’t happy for any reason, we offer a 30 day money back guarantee (providing we receive the print in the same condition in which you received it and its safely packaged so we can receive it undamaged).
If your print arrives damaged in transit, we will either repair it or replace the print free of charge upon its safe return.
Limitations of the Web
Please note: While we have tried to ensure the best possible online experience, it is impossible to replicate the finished printed photograph in the online gallery due to limitations in web technologies and differences in the end user’s device, monitor settings etc. Some colours may look slightly different between the printed version and the online version on our website. The files shown on the website are also significantly compressed versions to allow for a smoother user experience.