Moon, stars and sun- Blue Mountain, Australia

Moonset, Stars and Sunrise- Blue Mountain, Australia

 February 10, I woke up at 3AM. after 3.5 hours of sleep, walked alone for 30 minutes from the hotel to Echo point. It was full mooned. Moon set at 4:30 and sunrise at 5:30. I wanted to take the moon lit landscape, the galaxy and sunrise. It was partially cloudy and I had about 30 minute of dim but not quite dark sky for star gazikng.  I accomplished all three in three hours. Is it worth sacrificing the sleep? You bet I will do it again and again. All pictures are posted in actual time sequence.