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How Large is the Moon in a Photograph?

During the early morning of Saturday, 28 July, 2018, a special celestial event was to occur: a total lunar eclipse, resulting in a red moon - one like this: I captured this particular red moon on 28 August, 2007.  Incidentally, it was the first and last red moon I captured! For the most recent total lunar eclipse, I planned to rise early... [more]

Autumn Adventures in Mount Wilson

Mount Wilson, in the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney, is a wonderful location for landscape photography.  Its specific appeal is the rich colours of the leaves during autumn, and many photographers venture to Mount Wilson to capture these colours. The quiet little mountain township had been on my never-ending list of photography locations/subjects, and... [more]

Brisbane and South-East Queensland Visit — 2017

Late in 2017, we headed to Brisbane and south-east Queensland for the first time since 2013. It was high time to visit Dave and Lea, and engage in some photography, tomfoolery and shiraz consumption. On our first full day, we decided to head south-west to Queen Mary Falls, as there had been some recent rain in... [more]

Mount Wilson: Cathedral of Ferns

During an exploratory day-trip to the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Dave and I decided to look around Mount Wilson, a place of which I had heard in photography circles, but never visited. We encountered the Cathedral of Ferns, where we stopped to capture a few images of the beautiful, lush foliage. Here is one of them... [more]

The Moon Is Not Made of Cheese

The night after I photographed the recent September moon during Waxing Gibbous phase, I headed out the following night and shot it again. Here is a closer view of the moon's craters during its Waxing Gibbous phase on 7 September, 2014. In this more recent image (24 hours later), more of the moon was visible. This... [more]

Waxing Gibbous

Having recently bought a 400mm f/2.8 lens, I have been somewhat keen to use it. I bought it to photograph wildlife during our next African safari, but for the lack of any local leopards or lions, I decided to use this lens for the next best subject: the moon. Here, on 6 September, 2014, the... [more]