I have had a few nights out shooting the Milky Way this year. These pictures will soon be added to the DSLR prints available for sale, but I m posting some here to give an idea of what is to come. This is Natural Bridges in Oregon taken back in April.
As part of the Dark Skies Heritage Week in Ireland, I was asked to give a talk on DSLR Astrophotography. This lecture was recorded and is now on you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPZlK5VP1yQ&t=1276s I should point out that at 21:10 I said that going from f1.4 to f/4 is 4 stops. This is actually 3 stops, and the ISO needed to go to, to make up for the small aperture would be 6400, not 3200 that I mention.
In the early hours of the 26th of May, I was lucky to be in the path of Totality during the Lunar eclipse in Oregon, USA. I had driven to a spot to get Mount Jefferson in the foreground. This shot taken at approx 04:35 as the Lunar Eclipse was ending with the sky brightening was my favourite of those taken that morning. This photo will be added soon to the DSLR photos for sale.
This month, I'm very excited to announce the launch of my online store, where prints of all my images can be purchased. Note: due to Covid-19 restrictions, I have suspended the sale of framed prints, but will resume selling those later in 2021 when restrictions are lifted.
Now in the Zoomify pane, the 400 hour Orion Mosaic I started in 2011 can be enjoyed at 40% full size.I began by taking a 4 pane mosaic in Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, and Hydrogen Alpha, of the Sword of Orion. The region including the 3 Belt stars, Flame Nebula, Horsehead, and Orion Nebula and ended up as a 56 hour 4 pane mosaic.I was able to extend my stay in Spain, and I decided to try to image the main asterism, that is the "X" of Orion so visible in the Winter sky. In the Winter of 2012 /2013...