After checking out the nights sky, we decided to head out at 10pm on Saturday 5th of November. We had been discussing the Torndirrup lighthouse for a few weeks, with the hopes to one day capture a photo of the Aurora from there. However, after checking the aurora service website, we realised it wouldn’t be likely tonight, but the stars would possibly make up for it.

The Torndirrup Lighthouse is located at the far south of Albany, Western Australia, around the corner from The Gap, Natural Bridge and the Blowholes in the Torndirrup National Park.

We arrived at the lighthouse around 11pm, the Milky Way had already started rising over the horizon and the Moon had set.

The lack of moon allowed me to experiment with light painting, using a combination of a very bright LED light and my phones flash to light up the lighthouse.

We spent a total 3 hours walking around and taking photos of the stars and the lighthouse, leaving at around 2:30 am.

All the photos below are taken on my Canon 600D, with my 50-200mm Tamron lens and my 18-55mm Canon Lens.

Below are a few of my favourite shots from the night.