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Sunday photo: stars

I had a go photographing myself with stars. The trick is to have a long exposure for the stars (in this case, ISO 3200, 15 seconds, f4) plus a flash photo for me (or anything else you’d like in the foreground.) I set the flash to half power. If the person moves before the 20 seconds have finished, you might get stars and/or the horizon showing through. I want to…


Sunday photos: sunbeams and a dead bush

Autumn has arrived. It’s getting quite chilly at the top of the mountain and I drive part of the way home through the clouds. On Saturday I showed a winter school group around the observatory and didn’t finish until 16:45. It was getting quite close to sunset when i drove past the Caldera and found this sketeton of a codso bush.