May 2014 Blog Posts (2)

The Astrophotographer Noob

Last night was the May new moon and I took the opportunity to do a dry run of a milky way shot. I will be in a much better suited location (i.e. much darker) for the June new moon, but I decided I needed a practice run.

The images below were shot from my garden at 2am, 29 May 2014.

I live quite far South of Johannesburg, but the light pollution was still so bad I could not shoot anywhere near the horizon as I had planned and ended up literally shooting vertical…

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Added by Kevin Richards on May 29, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

The little train who said I think I can....

The other night I was watching something on TV ,and then this idea came to me. Sometimes it feels as if we are like the little train that went up the hill. It is very steep and the load is heavy .Sometimes it even feels as if we are not moving on at all.Just like the little train,but the little train kept on saying I think I can,I think  I can.....Eventually  he made it to the top of the hill, BECAUSE he had a passion for what he was doing.I believe that if you set you mind to something and…

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Added by Susan Pretorius on May 7, 2014 at 16:37 — 4 Comments

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