Without being too deep and philosophical, in this image I’ve captured Natural and Artificial Light together, with the Moon being partially eclipsed by the lamp post. Unfortunately for those of us living in or near the city, artificial light dominates the night sky and it’s all but impossible to see any stars. Continue reading
During some early morning photo shoots during May, I captured some of the landmarks of our famous city in a beautiful pre-dawn and dawn light.
They’ll form part of a Sydney At Dawn series, and the first in the series are 3 stunning panoramas, all captured on the 18th May 2011, all in slightly different lights as dawn fast approached. Continue reading
Why does the picture of the Moon above have those funky colours? You can’t see them with your eyes, or through the telescope like that, right?
Actually the colours are real – they’ve just been artificially boosted; amplified during processing. In this article, I’m going to show you how to process your lunar images to bring out those colours. Continue reading
Who can resist a Full Moon? It’s been a few months since my last astrophotography effort, but I’m having fun with the Moon at the moment – it’s quick and easy and still high impact. So I went outside for September’s Full Moon (actually about 99% waning) and captured these images. Continue reading
On June 16th 2011, we experienced a Total Lunar Eclipse, where the Full Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow – causing the Moon to turn deep red. I was travelling for work so I lugged 2 cameras and 2 tripods to Brisbane and met up with some IceInSpace friends including Dennis Simmons and Troy Piggins on the foreshore of the Brisbane River, overlooking Story Bridge and the city of Brisbane. Continue reading
Hi all Another month, another Full Moon. 🙂 Trying to get back into the rhythm of astrophotography, during the May Full Moon we had great clear skies and I setup the ED80 and Canon 40D to capture some more images … Continue reading
My first astrophoto in a looong time! Like riding a bike? Not quite.. everything was slower – setting up, preparing, focus, settings, processing.. But here’s a Colour Saturated Full Moon taken with my ED80 and Canon 40D. Everything was a … Continue reading
On December 21st 2010, we had a Partial Lunar Eclipse – where the Sun, Earth and Moon form a line in the sky and part of the Earth’s shadow is cast upon the Full Moon. I headed out to Avoca … Continue reading
This image of the Full Moon (well, almost full – it was 99% illuminated) was taken on the 8th May 2009, using my Canon 20D attached to my ED80. I took 136 photos @ ISO100, 1/125s exposure. All photos were … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again, when the emails and powerpoint presentations start going around about Mars being as big or as bright as the Full Moon on August 27th. I’ve received several emails from people asking about it in … Continue reading