As part of our annual Student Conference, this year we held our first ever RSES Photography Competition! Over the coming months we are going to be sharing with you some of these photos, and the stories and science behind them.
This week we start on a high with the winning images from our three categories; Where We Go, Who We Are and What We Study, as well as the overall winner. Enjoy!
Where We Go
Milky Way + Tent – Dr. Jonathan Pownall (ARC DECRA Fellow)
The photo was taken in August 2014 during a trip to Ladakh in the Indian Himalaya with Dr. Marnie Forster. We were undertaking geological mapping and structural analysis of shear zones related to the exhumation of UHP coesite-bearing eclogites. One night, camping by Tso Kar lake (4500 m), I opened my tent, and the sky was amazingly clear, and the Milky Way looked pretty special. The lamp was still on in the kitchen tent… so I balanced my camera on a rock and took a long exposure photo.
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