Seeing Red

I enjoy utilising many different techniques for my photography. One particularly interesting avenue is infra-red exposures. The picture below was taken using Ilford SFX film on a Pentax SuperME camera: SFX was a B&W film that was specifically sensitised to far red & infra-red wavelengths. The effect, when photographing landscapes in bright sunlight, was for

M31 Andromeda

Just a quick post to say that last Saturday night the clouds cleared briefly and allowed me a hurried chance at imaging Andromeda (M31). [Update – Please see my updated post for much improved imaging & information] For light that’s travelled for over 2 million years it still puts on quite a show. You can

Lunar Eclipse

Well this seems like a suitable first post. Over the last few days we’ve been hoping for clear skies tonight. Why? Because a lunar eclipse was due to occur. This is when the earth passes between the sun & the moon. They don’t happen at every full moon because the moon’s orbit is tilted and