Sitting at the confluence of three rivers, the North and South Esk and the Tamar, Launceston is the third oldest city in the Nation.
October 8th 2014 Total Luna eclipse. Like everyone else, I decided to take some pictures of the moon whilst it was in the shadow, causing it to appear red.
The image looked fine, and when I went downstairs to download the files, the poster that I had been printing was still on my desktop. Our new book Launceston a sense of Place has the iconic Launceston Post office clock tower on the cover and I decided to have a bit of a play on photoshop to see if I could make the picture of the moon a bit more interesting. The resulting image seemed to gather a lot of attention and praise, so we have released a web special print for anyone who would like to own their own copy of the image.
The print is available for a limited time as a 400X580 mm colour print with a 90mm white border, ready for framing. It has been signed, stamped and titled "Blood Moon, Launceston 8th October 2014"
came across this burnt out bit of bush just outside of town and had to stop and take some pictures. the fire had stripped away all the details, and given the scene an almost monotone look that was strangely beautiful
Photography Tips -Neutral Density Filters
We all love those magic hours just around sunrise and sunset. Thats when the light is at its most amazing and everything looks great. But what about when the light isn't fantastic? In the middle of the day, you can do other stuff, or have a nap, but if like me, you want to keep taking pictures than a neutural density filter may be just the thing. The basic job of a ND filters is to cut down the amount of light reaching your sensor without affecting the colour, and they come in various densities. The one I use the most is a 400x filter which cuts around 10 stops of light and allows you to use very low shutterspeeds.
less light entering your lens means that you need a longer shutter speed and so as a consequence, you can make images like this, the water moves during the exposure to give that soft dreamlike quality
Of course you will need a sturdy tripod so that the rest of the image remains sharp, and it also helps to make sure that there is no extraneous light entering through the eye piece