Hidden stars

January 30th, 2008

It’s amazing how many more stars the camera picks up then the human eye. Here’s a shot straight from camera, which is more or less how it looked to the eye.

Here’s the same shot (cropped a little) processed to bring out the fainter stars. Of course it helps if you’re in an area with low light pollution from street lights etc. I took this in Snowdonia.

SmugMug plug

January 28th, 2008

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Hampton Court gardens

January 27th, 2008

Detail from wall decoration

Looking vertically from the bottom of a wall alcove


Decoration on gate

Detail from gate


January 6th, 2008

Added some shots taken in Snowdonia to my main gallery here.