I was after two photographs from this partial lunar eclipse. Firstly, I wanted to capture a close-up of the moon suspended in a star field. Secondly, I wanted to attempt a wide-angle shot that would capture both the unfolding eclipse and the nearby Milky Way. Both represented a technical challenge due to the wide dynamic range involved. The two results
A most peaceful October sunset at Dwejra, Gozo.
Many of you were interested in my last post, particularly with regards to the process that led to the resulting image. Given the curiosity and the fact that it’s been a while since the last time I shared a few thoughts about the process that goes into creating an image, I thought I’d take some time to write a post
A visit home would not be complete if I didn’t stop by my favourite site on the planet: The Azure Window of Dwejra in Gozo. To me, this place is as close to magical as anything can get. Now, I am sure that many who look at this image will find it nearly too surreal to believe. There is warm
Here goes my best attempt yet at capturing the Milky Way Galaxy from home in Gozo, Malta. It’s an image that took a couple of hours to get right in camera, and many more were spent in painstaking post-processing to reveal all the subtle detail that lay hidden within the image. It is definitely one of the pictures I am
Here goes a picture which shows the location from where I took my previous picture of the Milky Way. This is, quite possibly, my favourite site in the world. For as long as I’m alive I will keep returning to photograph this magical place. (Click here for more pictures I’ve taken at this place in the past.) Make sure you
First proper astrophoto with the Nikon D800E. After a stormy day, the skies cleared – and I was waiting on the other side of the island… camera ready in hand (or rather, on a tripod)! The noise performance of the D800E’s sensor is just incredible. This was shot using my trusty Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ 14mm.
I took this picture, which you are encouraged to share, with the sole purpose of creating awareness about the problem of light pollution. The solution is not to switch off all lights, but rather to turn off what is not required and use properly designed lighting fixtures whenever illumination is needed. Properly designed (full cutoff) lighting sends the light where
Here goes another one of the crazy waves. Oh, and by the way, Happy New Year to all!
It’s hard to imagine a seascape so different from that depicted in yesterday’s photo. In a matter of a few hours, the sea went from being a serene, peaceful sight to absolutely terrifying. It so happened to be perfectly timed from my perspective, since today marked the annual, traditional (by now almost religious) gathering of fellow photo-junkies. We ended this
This place keeps drawing me to it. It is a site which I’ve photographed countless times before, yet every time feels like my first time. It possesses a beauty and timelessness which conveys to me a sense of peace like no other place. So yesterday I went along with all the kit hoping to get a new angle on it.