I Hate You Mother Nature!!!!!

Don’t you just hate it when you drive to the Snowy Mountains so you can get a shot of the Milky way above the snow away from light pollution but mother nature has other ideas and brings on the clouds…… ūüôā
Oh this image was created by 37 images and the original is a size of 18644 x 12342.
Milky Way - Snowy Mountains
Milky Way – Snowy Mountains

Want to know how to take these types of shots? Shoot me a message as I conduct workshops that walk you through the process of capturing and processing these images.

Two More Pictures before I Go!

I was looking through the other photos I took of this area and I have to share these two photos before I moved on and showed you the photos of the glowworms in the area up and around Lithgow.

These two photos were taken from the Kanangra wall lookout.

The first was a couple of hours after the sun had set while the second photo was ¬†maybe an hour after the sun had gone over the horizon and after the New Year’s Eve fireworks I could see in Sydney.

Kanangra Walls - at night with the stars showing
Kanangra Walls – at night with the stars showing

The glow from the photo above is from the lights at of Sydney which were 80 km away and in the direction of the fireworks I saw only minutes before taking this shot.

Kanangra Walls - after the sun had gone
Kanangra Walls – after the sun had gone


Where Will 2016 Take You?

As the last sunsets over the evening sky for 2015 we all generally like to sit back and bot reflect on the year that has gone and look forward toward the year that is ahead.  Most of us will have grand plans of what it will be like and the amazing things we will achieve.

Most will move on from new years day with little direction toward the grand plans they made just a few hours before.


I see the world through a lens and in a¬†series of frames, with each frame different¬†from the next and all frames unique and can¬†never be repeated, so if¬†you do just one thing tonight take a photo of yourself¬†with all the warmth of these new and wonderful grand plans you have for the year ahead, and¬†when you lose faith or just get busy in life¬†pull out that photo and remember….. ¬†Remember that moment in time where you were for just a fraction of a second free to dream and become whatever you want to be.¬†¬†ūüôā

The process of¬†capturing a fraction in time that lasts a lifetime is an amazing thing and one I don’t think I will ever get sick of.

Now for me I will be spending¬†tonight not alone but with the love of my life. ¬†Under the stars with my photography ūüôā

For me the night life and the crisp¬†early mornings make for fantastic photos so I will be spending it under the stars with my camera by my side to¬†capture¬†one of Australian’s¬†true wonders…… ¬†The Australian Blue Mountains.

What are you planning for tonight? and what amazing things will you be doing over the next year?

Wishing on a star, night photography, camiping, rhino rack, foxwing sunseeker
Wishing on a star

PS: If you are interesting in learning how to capture night shots like this one and the¬†technique¬†of painting with light let me know as I am looking and conducting some workshops if the interest is there. ūüôā

Technical Info:

  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Aperture: 2.8
  • Focal Length: 24 mm
  • Lighting: Used a flash¬†light to paint¬†the trees and everything in the foreground.