A New Technique for Astrophotography

Balancing light areas with dark areas is always a feature of high contrast scenes like this one captured a few weeks ago. But with interesting challenges, sometimes you chance upon new discoveries.

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Autumnal Sunset in the Pohangina Valley

One of the things I truly like about photography is the friendships you develop along the way. This weekend I was feeling like we hadn't been out photographing much and with the pressures and other priorities of life that happens. So I messaged a few friends and asked who was keen to make an afternoon / evening of it. In the end six of us went out in the afternoon to see what we could find up the Pohangina Valley.

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Art of the Night

Had a lot of fun out tonight at The Art of Night - The Photography of Mark Gee event hosted by Mark Gee in Wellington. There were loads of people there, apparently 850+. In the end I wound up helping a few people to get better images of the night sky, I hope there was a lot of other people helping others out because for some this was their first attempt. I met Mark later in the night which was interesting.

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Power to the People

Photography can be beautiful, it can be controversial, but it can also be used to increase awareness of stories that have either become forgotten or ignored.

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de Havilland Venom - Tauranga Air Show

The de Havilland DH 112 Venom was a British postwar single-engined jet aircraft developed from the de Havilland Vampire. It served with the Royal Air Force as a single-seat fighter-bomber and two-seat night fighter. The Venom was an interim between the first generation of British jet fighters – straight-wing aircraft powered by centrifugal flow engines such as the Gloster Meteor and the Vampire and later swept wing, axial flow-engined designs such as the Hawker Hunter and de Havilland Sea Vixen. The Venom was exported to Iraq, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and Venezuela.

(source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Venom)

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