Lunar Inspiration

“Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power [...]

The Frozen Light of the Moon (2)

The full Moon sets over the frozen Thredbo/Crackenback Valley, Kosciuszko National Park 4.50am, 4 May 2015. “It was the kind of moon that I would want to send back to my ancestors and gift to my descendants so they know that I too, have been bruised...by beauty.” Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence Inspired by Ailsa's Travel Theme [...]

The Frozen Light of the Moon

In the teeth of an alpine gale a few nights ago, I managed to hold the tripod still enough to capture a fleeting and subtle image of a Moon Bow arching across the Thredbo/Crackenback Valley in Kosciusko National Park. A moonbow (also known as a lunar rainbow or white rainbow), is produced by light reflected [...]

Blood Moon over Bathurst

This is a stitched 2 frame image of the Blood Moon (full Lunar Eclipse) over Bathurst last night. I was imaging with a Canon 7D prime focussed in Celestron CPC 9.25, and my photographer son Craig nearby with his Canon 5D2 and Canon 70-200mm L lens. Clouds obscured any view until near totality and the window [...]

Dawn over Dunkeld – Waiting for Meteors

Went into the hills yesterday at 4.30am to try and catch the Orionid Meteors .... But despite seeing a few with my eyes while setting up the gear, didn't capture anything on camera. However, the approaching Dawn, the Milky Way arching overhead and a thin crescent moon rising over Stewart's Mount - coupled with the [...]