I am very keen on astrophotography, atmospherics and nature photography.The passion for photography has been with me for 60 odd years and is still as strong as ever.My first camera was a 127 format given to me when I was 8yrs old, my father showing us how to develop film, in the bathtub, needless to say it became stained much to my mothers annoyance.I guess my profession, Radiography, was a natural way to combine taking pictures with a hobby, most radiographers in my training years had cameras so we all took photos and compared them, always striving to outdo each other.I have always had an interest in Infra-Red photography and we used to play around with IR film in the B&W days, of course we have advanced so much in the digital world of IR I had my camera converted for IR only...it was a bonus as the exposures are as if it was a white light camera. Fast shutter speeds and the resulting images are sometime bad but mostly intriguing. Although I enjoy my work in helping the patient the time has come at the end of 2014 to drop to three days a week, get out on my motorcycle(s) and take a few more photos of the natural world.
Solar Eclipse 2012 from Oamaru NZ
Uploaded by: astrophotographer
Wednesday November 14, 2012
Oamaru, New Zealand
Caption: The day dawned almost cloudless. Not for long BUT at the most critical time it albeit cleared. The thin cloud cover was a blessing as it was possible to use the 400mm lens without the sun filter. The shot was at maximum moon cover. Also the Bz for the aurora is at -8 so it could be a great time for the Aurora Australis tonight as long as the wind keeps up and the clouds are blown away.
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