Those sensational sunsets where the whole sky is filled with red and yellow are the ones that grab everyones attention, are nice. But more and more I have begun to notice how much I prefer photographing the sunsets that are filled with soft pinks and blues, they feel quieter, more reflective and peaceful in images. Why do I prefer these, I am not sure, maybe it is just a phase that will move on.
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.