One of the most stunning places in our whole Kimberley adventure was Mitchell Falls. The scale of the falls is enormous – no picture can do it justice. The constant sound of the crashing water echoing through the gorge, the … Continue reading
It was a clear Saturday afternoon with my home chores out of the way, so I took the opportunity to setup my ED80 telescope and mount to capture the waxing gibbous Moon (about 4 days out from Full Moon). I … Continue reading
On the morning of the 14th November 2012, my family and I were on the jetty at Palm Cove waiting for the eclipse. It had poured rain overnight, and had barely any sleep because my wife came down with a … Continue reading
The Total Lunar Eclipse of December 2011 was a special one for me – it’s the first one where everything went right. After days of rain, the skies cleared on the night of the eclipse. My equipment worked flawlessly and the seeing was rock steady, giving me my sharpest images of a Total Lunar Eclipse. Continue reading
A Total Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth in a straight line, and the shadow of the Earth is cast upon the Moon. The red colour occurs because of scattered sunlight reaching the Moon as it passes through Earth’s atmosphere. Continue reading
One our before Total Lunar Eclipse, I was taking some test images, getting focus right, and testing the upload process as I was planning to supply images to SLOOH as part of their lunar eclipse event. The seeing was absolutely fantastic, hardly any movement in the Moon and so I grabbed a quick 100 frames to produce this pre-eclipse Full Moon image. Continue reading
When the Full moon is seen close to the horizon, it can look magnificent – especially when there’s trees, or mountains, or buildings to give it context. The Moon can look huge, thanks to the well documented Moon Illusion.
Unfortunately it’s difficult to capture the same “feeling” of the massive moon in a photograph; normally when you photograph it, it looks tiny – nothing like what it seemed with the naked eye. However with a long enough focal length, and the right foreground interest that you can also throw into focus, you can attempt to capture that “moon illusion” and re-live that impression of a huge Moon. Continue reading
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
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