Gary Numan – 24 September 2016

Today I got to go to a Gary Numan gig in Portsmouth and t was fantastic.

He was revisiting the Replicas, The Pleasure Principle & Telekon albums bringing them bang up to date and he did a fantastic job, I also get to see the same just up the coast in Bexhill on Monday evening as well, I was able to get a few shots tonight but with a bit of luck on Monday I should be able to get some better ones.

Luna photography – second attempt

So way back in 2014 I tried my hand at taking some photos of the moon take a looa at: Luna photography for an idea of what I was doing.

Tonight I thought I would give it a second attempt and I think the photos are much much better with quite a bit more detail to show.

To see a larger version of the image please click on the photo.

Star trail photography

I have loved star trail photos for quite some time now so I thought I would have a play.

This image of from a set of images taken last night, not the best night for star trails as there was a almost full moon but I needed to try out the theory.

The image below is a composite image from 55 photos stitched together, each photo was taken with a Nikon D5100 using the inbuilt “interval timer shooting” option.

The camera was mounted on a tripod and set up to take images with the following settings.

F-stop : 5.6

Exposure time : 15 seconds

ISO Speed : 1600

Focal length : 22mm ( I was aiming for 20 but hay ho)

The images where then stacked using StarStaX a fantastic little freeware application.

This is the resulting image:

StarTrail-Try1

Now there is lots wrong with this image, there is too much light pollution from the street lamps but it was able to prove the concept.

The next time I do this there will be no moon in the sky and I will be in a more remote location without street lamps and with a bit of luck it will be a lot nicer.

 

Luna photography

I thought I would try my hand at Luna photography and after a little messing around with the settings I was able to get a few shots off.

The following are the four that I have selected out of the 9 in focus photos that I was able to take tonight.

Uncropped Luna Photo 2
Uncropped Luna Photo 1

ISO : 400
F-stop : F3.5
Focal length : 23mm
Flash : None
Shutter timing : 1/80 second.

 

Uncropped Luna Photo 3
Uncropped Luna Photo 2

ISO : 200
F-stop : F2.8
Focal length : 23mm
Flash : None
Shutter timing : 1/80 second.

Uncropped Luna Photo 1
Uncropped Luna Photo 3

ISO : 200
F-stop : F2.8
Focal length : 23mm
Flash : None
Shutter timing : 1/125 second.

Uncropped Luna Photo 4
Uncropped Luna Photo 4

ISO : 200
F-stop : F2.8
Focal length : 23mm
Flash : None
Shutter timing : 1/125second.

I then went on to crop with the, with different degrees of success, I think that cropped image 3 is the best one.

Cropped Luna Photo 1
Cropped Luna Photo 1
Cropped Luna Photo 2
Cropped Luna Photo 2
Cropped Luna Photo 3
Cropped Luna Photo 3