Photographer's Note

Another torch lit night photo from the old shale oil mining town of Joadja in a deep, isolated valley out from where I live.
Kerosene was produced in huge brick retorts. A row of them starts on the left in the photo. This chimney was attached to the retorts.
Taken with 1 other person who moved torch light up and down the chimney whilst I took a 30 second exposure. We then swapped roles.
The reason for all the stars is that we were a long way from any town with lights to interfere so it was pitch dark - perfect for stars.
There is a question below about dangers in a place like Joadja at night - there isn't much problem with snakes at night and the main danger with spiders is walking into a thick web. The main dangers are stumbling into a dip amongst the ruins and kangaroos on the road when you drive back up the hill.

Best in the large view.

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