With the large number of apps available for our phones these days we can keep up to date with the going's on of the world and the heavens. I have always had an interest in astronomy, both the science and the beauty of the sky. When I was 18 the astronomy club I was part of in conjunction with Air New Zealand took tourists out to see halley's comet as it swung by earth.
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.
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.