The highly prestigious David Malin Astrophotography Awards took place this month with an Adelaide photographer taking out the nightscapes category in the awards.
Steven Morris’ photo, titled Reach Out is an intricate and soulful piece of photography, captured by using 30 or more different images tactfully stitched together over a 200 degree field of view.
It depicts a South Australian scene, with Lake Bonney and the breadth of the Milky Way against the dead trees that scatter across the Riverland.
Other categories in the awards include best animation, themed, wide field and more.
Steven is a current astrophotographer with more than 11 international photography awards to his name, but his love and skill for photography is relatively new.
Flashing back to 2014, from a place of uncertainty and depression, Steven tells us that photography saved his life.
His discovery of nightscape and astrophotography changed his outlook and reignited his passion for life.
Now working as a Nikon School Lecturer, he reminisces to his start in astrophotography. First purchasing a telescope to look at objects in the night sky, he realised that there was the potential to connect a camera to his telescope.
Now, his Instagram account exhibits hundreds of incredible photos of his exploits, many of them photographed in SA.
For more of Steven’s work, head to his website at https://stevenmorris.com.au/