The Skillion – Star Trail Night Photography

Yet another trip out shooting the stars last night. This is becoming very addictive. Moon was at 41.9% illumination (waxing) which means the period that runs between the New Moon and the Full Moon.

This is a combination of moon light and ambient light from the surround suburbs and peoples headlights. Single image capture.

Now I just got to think up my next location and what sort of shooting combination I want to do… maybe sunset into a star trail… you will have to wait and see.


The Skillion, another natural exposure blend

Nothing special but still a nice shot with interesting water movement. Multiple exposure blend. Hopefully by next week I will have the Canon 16-35mm f2.8 and I can off load the 17-40mm f4 which this one was shot on.

Click the image to see the larger view.

Storm Brewing The Skillion – Photoshop Tutorial Masterclass Exposure Blending

The Skillion, Terrigal Don’t you just love when the weather guy (Tim Bailey on channel 10 for us NSW people) tells you that tomorrow will be fine but end with a late thunder storm. With summer approaching and the temperature set to sore this year I am really going to dedicate my self to chasing these storm fronts and the wild weather and lightening it creates.

This shot is taken with my new 17-40mm f4 lens @ 17mm at the Skillion, Terrigal on the Central Coast, NSW.

(Why I bought the 17-40mm f4 over the 16-35mm f2.8 will be in my next blog post)

I have made the full post production of this shot as a Masterclass photoshop tutorial that goes into exposure blending and masking in different water layers and I also cover how I go about capturing these kind of images for blending.

This tutorial is recorded in my new format at 1280 x 720 HD.
Tutorial available for immediate download for $12.95 at this link.