Monday, March 30, 2009

Moons...

Like my new header? My lovely husband Andrew made it for me with some of his photography of the night sky.

6 comments:

Wes said...

Awesome! Always good to be able to use art/photos you've created yourself.

Alicia said...

That's right, Wes ;)

Anne said...

It looks lovely! :)

Marina said...

That's really quite lovely! If you don't mind me asking, what kind of camera does he use? I think my husband would salivate at the chance to take that kind of photo

Melissa Ellen said...

Wow, that's beautiful!

Alicia said...

Andrew says:

"I use a Canon EOS 1000D. It's two separate photos, one of the moon and one of a region in the southern sky called Carina.

The moon photo was taken at full moon (obviously) using a 350mm Soligor lens, with 1/125 second exposure, f/11, ISO 400.

The star field was taken using a 50mm Pentax Super Takumar lens at f/2 and ISO 400. It's a combination of three 20 second images which are aligned and superimposed on themselves, then photoshopped (actually, post-processed using GIMP) to make the light-polluted sky dark :)

I then took a section of the overall image for the header. The full image is on the flickr page.

Both lenses are part of a set I picked up from my grandfather, which, with an adaptor, fit the Canon camera.

I find the manual focus lenses much easier to use than the 'modern' auto-focus ones. You're lucky to autofocus on a star, and with the manual focus, you just set it to infinity and take photos."