I took a picture of spaaaccceeeeeeee!!!!!

It was a successssssss

Ok so eventually the clouds parted and the night sky was absolutely breathtaking, will definitely come back and do it again!! This photo was done with a 30s shutter and ISO 3200, plus the greatness of the Southern Hemisphere made the sky infinitely better than you plebs in the North 😉

As I’m still away from home I don’t get to make my sky trail photo yet… but will tomorrow!!



Road Trips!

On our way to leyburn… chances of astronomy are dire, its kind of raining.

Leyburn Observatory Camp

Ok so I’ll be away for the weekend, camping of course! (Man I do way to much of that).

We’ve set this camp up so it’s in line with the new moon, + Leyburn is pretty much far away from everything so we wont have much light pollution = fabulous photos!!!

This is a picture of the last time i took a photo of night time, at Operation Archer in March this year, see the aeroplane? I think that shutter was on 30s, other details I have no idea.

Glen Rock Hiking

Last week I went with some buddies to get some hiking done out at Glen Rock State Forest 🙂 It was pretty lax in regards to routes, first day we followed the creek for about 11km and found an old abandoned stock yard (for cattle). On the second day we set out to actually reach the summit of Glen Rock, we were about 250m away when my friend chickened out (it was a rather death defying ascent). So yeah… these are my favourite photos I took, the first is following the river and we had some awesome cloud cover + sunlight at the same time, and the other I took at the highest point we reached, the view of the valley beyond. I like how a high contrast creates drama.



city solitude

Its certainly been a while. What have I been doing? Oh well I went to uni, went camping a lot, and taken lots and lots of photos. What am I doing now? Sitting in the city reading my free news paper waiting for a friend to finish giving blood and being a good person (I’m way too squeamish). So I thought lets get back on the blog, I need this bade and its only for another month ^_^

VenMX Hiking

venMX hiking


There is this (supposedly) annual camp for venturers called VenMX. I say supposedly because it was cancelled last year… but I took this 2 years ago (yes I was again reminiscing through old memories) and man it was a fun camp.

Mainly because my friend Brandy and I were the only people from our group so we were put with 4 boys from another area and we had a super fun 50km or so, probably the best scenery I have ever seen on a hike. At one point we climbed up a rock face to find a full 360 degree view of the Great Dividing Range. Not like Australia’s mountains are really that great anyway :/

So yeah this is a picture I took mid hike, of a rather nice view of whatever hill/mountain/part of the range it is.

Pancakes and Open Day

Pancakes and Open Day

Today was scout Open Day at my local group. So this morning my best friend came over and I payed him in pancakes to help me out in controlling the scouts/talking to interested parents about scouting for the day. He was only mildly impressed with my pancake stack…

Overal the open day was a great success ^_^ I lead the damper base where we started a fire (the cub scouts were so helpful in finding firewood for us) and basically took advantage of every child’s inner pyromaniac. David (my scouty friend) and I showed parents and hopeful future scouts most of our event badges we could find and put on display, explaining the meaning behind each one, and watching the parents say to their kids, ‘see? If you go through with it you can get all these and remember the stories behind them.’ Which was adorable. After that we had a giant game of tug-of-war with scouts v cubs, youth v leaders, and david v me (we were the only venturers). Who won? Me of course 😀

Just like yesterday, today was a good day.