Tag Archives: Night Photography

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015

Me with the 100x40cm photo printed out

Every year I enter Take a View’s Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. This year, I was lucky enough to have one image short-listed – that meant I had to send off the full-resolution file along with RAW files for inspection to make sure it adhered to the competition rules. A couple of days ago I had an email to tell me my short-listed photo had been commended by the judges and had won a ……

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Latest Photos

The Milky Way in the Brecon Beacons

It’s been a while since I last posted here but a lot has been going on! I can’t announce it yet as we haven’t got the final box ticked for the go ahead yet but it’s a biggie. We should find out this week so fingers crossed….

Meanwhile, here is a selection of photos I’ve recently taken:

Melincourt Falls

Llangorse Lake from Mynydd Llangorse

Nash Point

The River Tawe with an Iridium Satellite Flare

The Milky ……

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Broad Pool, the Moon and the Milky Way

Broad Pool, the Moon and the Milky Way

Earlier this week, my new Canon 6D arrived – I decided to swap from the 5DMkII to the 6D for its superior noise at ISO6400 as I am doing more and more astrophotography. The forecast was for clear skies last night so I headed out to Broad Pool on Gower. I knew the moon would be out, but that was fine as you can still shoot astrophotos with the moon in the sky. I spent ……

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Above The Clouds At Night

Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn with The Plough

After becoming bogged down in admin work, I decided it was high time that I headed out for some photography. The forecast was for it to be misty all day, clearing for sunset and night. However, the moon was set to rise just as the stars got dark enough and it was an almost full moon which meant the stars would wash out. But I did have a moonlit landscape in mind so headed out ……

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The Plough

The Plough in the Brecon Beacons

When I was at Craig Cerrig-gleisiad a few weeks ago for an astrophotography evening, I took a photo of the Plough using my 50mm f1.8 lens. I finally got around to processing it, but only thanks to a Photoshop plug-in I was trying out.

The Plough in the Brecon Beacons

The plug-in, StarSpikes Pro 2, finds the brightest stars and brightens them further adding a ‘spike’ to them. Without it, this particular photo didn’t work so ……

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The Milky Way at Tears Point on Gower

The Milky Way from Tears Point

Last week I ran a One to One Workshop on Gower at Penmaen Burrows and Three Cliffs Bay. We finished after sunset and just 20 minutes later, Venus was very visible in the bright sky so I knew it was going to be a good night for astrophotography! After the client left to go home, I drove to Rhossili and walked along the cliffs towards Tears Point. The Milky Way is particularly good in the ……

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Capturing the Zenith in the Brecon Beacons

During my recent outing in the Brecon Beacons at night, I had three places to shoot from in mind on Craig Cerrig-gleisiad. The final one was at the lake or pond on the saddle of Craig Cerrig-gleisiad. It was 1:30am when I reached it but clouds were quickly coming in. I set up the camera and ran a couple of test shots to check composition and exposure. Once they were correct, with the camera in ……

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