It’s been some time that I hadn’t attempted some astrophotography, and Thursday last (25/08/16) when returning back from work I couldn’t believe what I saw… the sky in the late afternoon was so clear and not even a single cloud was near, and this made me think that the right moment to try some more night shots was here. After having dinner and some rest, I packed and left at 10pm to the place I already chose in my mind: the Mare Aux Vacoas Reservoir – the largest man-made water reserve of Mauritius island. It was time for some astrophotography at Mare Aux Vacoas.
Reached there some minutes later as it wasn’t that far from my place. Took my gears out; tripods and cameras, and started shooting at various angles and close spots. The night was so dark as well (no moon) that the milkyway could even be seen with the naked eyes.
After spending a couple of hours and pretty satisfied with what I obtained, I moved to other places as well, namely, the Alexandra Falls entrance, the Black River Gorges Viewpoint. At the Alexandra Falls Entrance, while setting my gears I met with a wild boar grunting in a disturbed manner. Afraid of the situation, I managed to get only two shots before I moved to the next location. I guess we were both afraid of each others.
Since it was already 2am, and the milkyway had also moved much towards the west, I didn’t get much interesting shots at the Black River Gorges Viewpoint. Additionally the moon also began to rise and increased the brightness in the sky. At this time I was also feeling tired and cold out there. Packed my stuffs and went back home to catch up with the sleep. It was a night to remember.