I am very keen on astrophotography, atmospherics and nature photography.The passion for photography has been with me for 60 odd years and is still as strong as ever.My first camera was a 127 format given to me when I was 8yrs old, my father showing us how to develop film, in the bathtub, needless to say it became stained much to my mothers annoyance.I guess my profession, Radiography, was a natural way to combine taking pictures with a hobby, most radiographers in my training years had cameras so we all took photos and compared them, always striving to outdo each other.I have always had an interest in Infra-Red photography and we used to play around with IR film in the B&W days, of course we have advanced so much in the digital world of IR I had my camera converted for IR only...it was a bonus as the exposures are as if it was a white light camera. Fast shutter speeds and the resulting images are sometime bad but mostly intriguing. Although I enjoy my work in helping the patient the time has come at the end of 2014 to drop to three days a week, get out on my motorcycle(s) and take a few more photos of the natural world.
Uploaded by: astrophotographer
Friday March 9, 2012
Awamoa, New Zealand
Caption: another photo of the aurora only very colourful and a couple of rays.
Model: Canon EOS 40D
Orientation: top - left
Resolution Unit: Inch
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Compression: JPEG compression
Exposure Time: 30 sec.
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21
Shutter speed: -4.91 EV (APEX: 0, 30 sec.)
Aperture: 4.00 EV (f/4.0)
Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
MaxApertureValue: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.
Focal Length: 10.0 mm
Color Space: Uncalibrated
Focal Plane x-Resolution: 4438.36
Focal Plane y-Resolution: 4445.97
Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: Manual exposure
White Balance: Auto white balance
Scene Capture Type: Standard