A 6-hour nighttime exposure of the southern sky at Bea Creek camp, just east of Tom Price, Western Australia.
Set the camera up, clicked the button, and went to bed. The shutter stayed open until the batteries gave out.
The color and capturing the south pole in the sky were beautiful surprises. If you look carefully, you can spot the Southern Cross just above the tree line.
With the lack of a significant pole star in the southern sky (Sigma Octantis is closest to the pole, but is too faint to be useful for the purpose), two of the stars of Crux (Alpha and Gamma, Acrux and Gacrux respectively) are commonly used to mark south. Following the line defined by the two stars for approximately 4.5 times the distance between them leads to a point close to the Southern Celestial Pole.