Category: Photography

Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove

Originally, I planned to take the drone out for a spin but the winds were in the mid 30’s and gusting really badly. So here’s a shot from the cliffs instead.

Porthtowan by Air

Porthtowan by Air

I took the drone out today – needed some time away from the house. Plus, the sun was out which is always a bonus. The colour of the water at Porthtowan was amazing – clear to the seabed, greens and blues.

I need to cram in a few more hours of airtime before my CAA examination in a few weeks.

Poldhu Retirement Home

Poldhu Retirement Home

Poldhu is one of my favourite places in Cornwall. Mainly because I spent most my life surfing here. This house is Poldhu Retirement Home. It’s an iconic building situated on the left-hand cliff above Poldhu Cove.

This photo was one of my first ever astro adventures and uses some pretty old kit. If memory serves me right, this was on a Nikon D3300 with an analogue fixed 20mm f/2.8 lens. It shows that having the best kit isn’t always everything. Composure will almost always be the reason somebody likes a photo and not because it’s a photo taken specifically on a 7D MKii…

A Nearly Full Moon

A Nearly Full Moon

Finally, some clear skies! I managed to get the telescope out last night to capture the moon. I can’t quite get a full shot with my current setup (camera+2x barlow) – so that needs working on.

Noise is high, post-sharpness is forced past my usual limit. But it’s a start.

Milkyway – Reprocessed

Milkyway – Reprocessed

The weather has been miserable recently. Well, the skies have been clear but we’ve had gale force winds for over a week now. So while the winds die down, I’ve been revisiting one of my sharpest Milkyway exposures. This is the result of 10 x 20s ISO1600. I think I nailed the hyperfocal distance this time.

Once the winds die down, I’ll get the telescope out for some test shots of the Moon.

My First Telescope – Initial Thoughts

My First Telescope – Initial Thoughts

After thoroughly scanning through hundreds of telescopes and reviews, I arrived at a decision. I purchased a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ with motor drive – It’s a classed as a solid starter scope and sits on a typical EQ Mount; I can use it track stars across the sky on one axis with a fair amount of ease. Setup was reasonably straight forward and took the about an hour to complete.

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