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* Light-Painting at Audley - Saturday night, 27th September 2014. September 28 2014

The weather last night was fine, with clear skies. Perfect for Light-Painting. I decided to do some Torch-work (I was taping the footy ..). I'd gone originally to Wattamolla, to find people were having a picnic (at night !), on the waterfall. Rather than trash their night, I took my plan B. Driving back to Audley, I did my 1st session of Light-Painting, at Dance-Hall Flat. This image looks West, up the river - a view I've always loved. It's another big image, in the style I enjoy; an 11 minute Bulb Exposure, at F/8 & ISO 100, with the Ducks & Water-hens hissing & honking all around me (Wow - that was amazing .. !), & the whole thing just wrapping-up in time for me to exit before the gates shut, at 8.30pm. Very satisfying. For those who are interested in some Tuition in this unique aspect of Photography, I'll be basing my `In-the-Field' Tuition at this venue. Just send me an email, from the Contact page on my Web-site.


* Light-Painting Tuition - You Can Do This ...! September 26 2014

   If you've been wondering how images like this are created (& yes, they are created; it's not just a matter of taking a shot ..), why not get some Tuition on how to do it. Light-Painting can be done with very basic gear, & exciting results are possible even in the convenience of your own Garden !  Exciting images are all around us, & with the wonderful versatility of current-day DSLR's, you can easily create your own Lounge-room Gallery of Framed originals. For Tuition in how to create quality images like this large-scale Exposure at the beautiful Wattamolla Lagoon, contact me through the Contact page of my Web-site. I'll talk you through some Details, & we're away ! Why not team up with a friend, for a 2-on-1 Photography tuition session that'll leave you excited at the possibilities in store. Go to the Contact screen, & leave a message for me. Let's start creating ..


* What a Difference a Day makes ...or, Super-Moon plus 1 Day. September 17 2014

   All enthused after successfully capturing the Super-Moon, I backed up for another shot at it, the next night. Now, the Moon loses an hour a night, & also changes it's point of ascension. I'd found an exciting shooting-position as I'd walked out the previous night. So...

the 1st image was gained from where I've been doing recent work on my next Project ... (soon ..). Beautiful light ...

the Moon rose above the horizon well North of the previous night, & I waited at least 1/4 hr (it took ages ..) to ascend above the Northern headland at Wattamolla. The looming-Moon lightshow was really spectacular...

probably better than the actual moon viewing. Beautiful, though. If you ever shoot the Full Moon, try (very hard) to shoot the 1st night. The colours in the image are way superior. Till next time ..!


* Full (Super) Moon at Wattamolla - 9th September 2014. September 10 2014

   I've been chasing the definitive Full Moon images, for ages now. I still haven't got them. but, last night, I came close... Over the period, I've been disappointed with Lens choice, Composition, other people in the images (it's Digital, mate. take it again ..), not to mention the weather. I've put a lot of time in at Wattamolla lately (more about that, soon ...), & I've been rained on & rained out a LOT (who said it never rains in Australia..).                                  Last night was beautiful. Just superb. The way the Light hit the northern headland was breath-taking. The colour the Light took on as the Moon climbed up to the Cloud layer was superb. The clarity of the scene was absolute. In the following images, I've done just enough Light-Painting to bring the fore-ground into the image, & just enough Shadows conversion to give detail to the Headland. I'm still shaking my head at the silhouette of the Headland ...