MORNINGTON
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Upcoming Events

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 24 February
Cape Schanck - 8:30pm - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Capture breathtaking sunset images, and discover the true magic of photography. The sinking sun, a symbolization of the completion of a day's work and an opportunity to rest, is more than just a natural phenomenon. It's a universally significant symbol that is seen to a myriad of people and cultures. Understanding how to utilize the right settings to encapsulate this beauty is a skill that we are ready to unveil. Start to truly see, experience, and express the art and symbolism of sunsets through your lens. Dive into this immersive journey to better your photographic skills. Don't just capture moments, create an eternal imprint of the serene end of a day.
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Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Sunday 25 February
Esplanade - 10am - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Join us for an immersive experience where the beauty of the great outdoors meets the art of photography. Our upcoming session is tailored for enthusiasts eager to capture stunning landscapes and wildlife with precision and creativity. We'll delve into the essential camera settings that elevate your landscape photography, ensuring you understand the foundation for crisp, vibrant images.

Engage in an informative discussion about techniques that can enhance your landscape and wildlife shots. With newfound insights, you'll embark on a series of practical exercises designed to apply your learning in real-time, honing your skills through hands-on practice.

Whether you’re looking to refine your photographic technique or simply enjoy the splendor of nature through your lens, this event is the perfect opportunity to embrace both. Connect with fellow photographers and unleash the potential of your camera in an environment that's as inspiring as it is educational.
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Flower Photography

Flower Photography

Saturday 02 March
Mornington Botanical Rose Garden - 10am - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Unlock the secrets to capturing the breathtaking beauty of flowers with our expert-led photography workshop. Dive into an immersive day dedicated to the art of floral photography, where you'll gain insights into sophisticated techniques, the nuances of composition, and the dynamic role of lighting in crafting singularly exquisite images. This experience is designed for those eager to expand their skills while engaging in a delightful journey of discovery and creativity. Join us for an enriching session where learning and enjoyment blossom together.
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$43      

Astrophotography Meetup

Astrophotography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Cape Schanck - 8:30pm - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Join us for an immersive 2-hour exploration into the mesmerizing realm of Astrophotography. Seize the opportunity to capture the sparkling swath of the Milky Way in all its glory. This event will be an educational coverage of required skills, including how to select the picture-perfect location and various essential techniques. Besides unforgettable memories, you will also take away evocative images from this star-studded evening. Immerse yourself in the cosmos without leaving the ground at this unparalleled event.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 23 March
Nepean Hwy - 10am - 3 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Unlock the potential of your camera and elevate your photography skills by mastering manual exposure settings. Delve into an informative session where you'll gain an in-depth understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, as well as their impact on your photography. Following the interactive tutorial, you will have the opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge in a hands-on experience, guided by a seasoned professional photographer. Don't miss this chance to transform the way you capture moments and create stunning imagery. Join us and take the first step towards photographic excellence.
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$138      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 30 March
Nepean Hwy - 10am - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Discover the Art of Composition: A Photography Masterclass

Delve into the world of photographic composition where the deliberate arrangement of visual elements within a frame can transform a simple snapshot into a captivating image. This intensive course offers a deep dive into the principles that elevate the craft of photography.

Participants will explore an array of compositional rules that can be applied to their work, including but not limited to:

- The dynamic Rule of Thirds
- The power of Shapes
- Mastering Negative and Positive Space
- The directionality and movement of Lines
- The allure of Symmetry and Patterns
- The focus on Points
- The emotive use of Color
- The subtleties of Tone
- The perception of Distance
- The harmony of Balance

Whether you're a budding enthusiast or a seasoned professional, this course is designed to fine-tune your ability to perceive and capture the scenes before you. Come prepared to enhance your visual storytelling and add a new dimension to your photography. Join us for a session of learning, creativity, and inspiration in the world of photographic composition.
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$43      

Astrophotography Meetup

Astrophotography Meetup

Saturday 06 April
Cape Schanck - 8pm - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Join us for an immersive 2-hour exploration into the mesmerizing realm of Astrophotography. Seize the opportunity to capture the sparkling swath of the Milky Way in all its glory. This event will be an educational coverage of required skills, including how to select the picture-perfect location and various essential techniques. Besides unforgettable memories, you will also take away evocative images from this star-studded evening. Immerse yourself in the cosmos without leaving the ground at this unparalleled event.
book now
$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 April
Nepean Hwy - 10am - 3 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Unlock the potential of your camera and elevate your photography skills by mastering manual exposure settings. Delve into an informative session where you'll gain an in-depth understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, as well as their impact on your photography. Following the interactive tutorial, you will have the opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge in a hands-on experience, guided by a seasoned professional photographer. Don't miss this chance to transform the way you capture moments and create stunning imagery. Join us and take the first step towards photographic excellence.
book now
$138      
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 20 April
Esplanade - 10am - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Join us for an immersive experience where the beauty of the great outdoors meets the art of photography. Our upcoming session is tailored for enthusiasts eager to capture stunning landscapes and wildlife with precision and creativity. We'll delve into the essential camera settings that elevate your landscape photography, ensuring you understand the foundation for crisp, vibrant images.

Engage in an informative discussion about techniques that can enhance your landscape and wildlife shots. With newfound insights, you'll embark on a series of practical exercises designed to apply your learning in real-time, honing your skills through hands-on practice.

Whether you’re looking to refine your photographic technique or simply enjoy the splendor of nature through your lens, this event is the perfect opportunity to embrace both. Connect with fellow photographers and unleash the potential of your camera in an environment that's as inspiring as it is educational.
book now
$43      

 Creative Portraits Photography

Creative Portraits Photography

Saturday 27 April
Esplanade - 1am - 2 Hours
Bilgesu Aydin
Unlock your creative potential with our Creative Portraits event. Guided by experienced photographer Bilgesu Aydin, you'll have the chance to model and learn innovative photography concepts using various lighting setups and composition techniques. Craft striking portraits at a public location of your choice. A fun and interactive way to improve you technical skills and expand your photography repertoire, suitable for all levels. suitable for all levels.

It is a fun, relaxed activity for both indivudals or groups, where you will have the opportunity to take your own self-portrait and participate in this event with your friends,, where you can take fun photos while exploring new ideas for portrait photography.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

WWC (Walk with Camera) Meetup

WWC (Walk with Camera) Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Flinder's Street Station - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Photography Group
Aung Phone Myint
Join us for a laid-back stroll where you'll have a chance to flex your photography skills across multiple genres. Get ready to sink your lens into street photography, aquatic seascapes, inspiring architecture, sweeping landscapes, and quirky abstracts. It's not just a walk, it's an unforgettable photographic experience for all skill levels. Learn, grow and share your passion in a friendly, creative atmosphere.
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

St Kilda Afternoon Beach  Portraits

St Kilda Afternoon Beach Portraits

Sunday 25 February
St Kilda Beach Golden Hour Photos
My Family Photo - Melbourne
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

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Watercolour Techniques Class Part III

Watercolour Techniques Class Part III

Saturday 02 March
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Mark Cheung
Join us for the highly anticipated Watercolour Techniques Class Part III! Explore pulling paint, bleeding colours, and using salt and sponge to create captivating watercolour art! Unleash your creativity and learn new skills in a supportive environment.

Don't worry if you missed Parts I & II; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.

Please note that this is an outdoor event.
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$65       1 places left
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 03 March
Doncaster - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Kay Tan
Step into a world of creativity and craftsmanship as you learn the timeless art of crochet. Perfect for beginners or seasoned participants wishing to brush up on their skills, our class guides you, stitch by stitch, from the gentle art of yarn-holding to the structuring of a traditional granny square. In this nurturing space, every attendee will leave with a firm grasp on basic crochet techniques. Along with your crochet materials provided at no extra cost, we also offer a complimentary tea or coffee when you attend our class, creating a comforting environment that promotes open creativity and camaraderie. Ensure your spot in this iconic gathering of crochet enthusiasts, learn from the best, and sip on your favourite brew; your journey into the beautiful world of crochet starts here.
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$84       2 places left

Amigurumi 101 Class

Amigurumi 101 Class

Sunday 10 March
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Elevate your crochet skills with an engaging step into the captivating world of Amigurumi, the traditional Japanese technique of crafting adorable crocheted characters. This class is specially tailored for those who have already fallen in love with crochet through our Beginners Class and are looking to add a whimsical twist to their repertoire.

As part of this course, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of Amigurumi, ensuring a solid foundation for your journey into creating these charming creatures. Your first project will be to craft a delightful Amigurumi heart, guiding you through the intricate yet rewarding process of bringing your very own small, cute creature to life.

To enrich your learning experience, the class will provide you with all the necessary crochet materials and expert instruction. Additionally, as you immerse yourself in this creative endeavor, you'll be able to savor a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, fostering a relaxed and sociable atmosphere.

Join us for a unique opportunity to refine your crochet technique while exploring the whimsical art of Amigurumi, setting your hooks into a new realm of creativity and charm.
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$76      
Urban Sketch

Urban Sketch

Saturday 16 March
East Melbourne VIC 3002 - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Art Group
Mark Cheung
This meet-up is for people who are interested in sketching urban scenes by using a pen (mostly fountain pen or calligraphic pens) Learn how to draw perspective drawing with a pen to capture what you see surrounding the urban scene.
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$43      
Let's Paint Cakes: A Sweet Artistic Adventure in Melbourne's Cafes!

Let's Paint Cakes: A Sweet Artistic Adventure in Melbourne's Cafes!

Sunday 17 March
East End - 8:30am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
Get ready to indulge in a creative and delicious experience as we invite you to paint cakes at some of Melbourne's hidden laneway cafes! Immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene of Melbourne while enjoying the delightful ambience of these charming cafes.

Join us for a unique painting workshop where we'll be turning cakes into canvases! Discover your inner artist as you paint delectable cakes inspired by the mouthwatering treats served at Melbourne's hidden laneway cafes. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this event is perfect for anyone with a passion for art and a love for sweets.

What You'll Experience:
Guided Watercolour Session: Learn the basics of watercolour painting with step-by-step guidance from our experienced instructor. Explore techniques using your own brushes and watercolour paints.
Cake Indulgence: While your masterpieces dry, treat yourself to a mouthwatering selection of cakes from a nice cafe.

Please note that the event price does not cover the cost of cakes and refreshments. Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own cakes at the venue. The price range for cakes is between 10-13 AUD per slice and 5 AUD per madeleine.
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$43      

Mastering Corner-to-Corner Crochet: A Comprehensive Class

Mastering Corner-to-Corner Crochet: A Comprehensive Class

Sunday 17 March
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Immerse yourself in the artistry of crocheting with our Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet event! Explore a unique and innovative approach as you craft patterns or images diagonally, guided by a graph. Elevate your skills by mastering graph reading techniques, and learn to manipulate stitches, increase, decrease, and play with colors to bring your creations to life. Don't miss out on this creative journey in crocheting!
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$76      
Watercolour Techniques Class Part I

Watercolour Techniques Class Part I

Saturday 23 March
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Mark Cheung
Join us for an immersive session where you'll learn 'Wet on Dry', 'Wet on Wet', and Watercolour Washes. Discover the art of layering, blending, and creating stunning backgrounds.

Suitable for all skill levels, our experienced instructor will provide personalized guidance. Reserve your spot now and elevate your watercolour skills!

Please note that this is an outdoor event.
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$43      
Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden

Sunday 24 March
Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden,
My Family Photo - Melbourne
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

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Elevated Techniques: Advanced Granny Square Mastery Class

Elevated Techniques: Advanced Granny Square Mastery Class

Sunday 24 March
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Elevate your crochet skills with our Advanced Granny Square Crochet Class! Perfect for intermediate crocheters, this hands-on workshop explores advanced techniques like color changes, intricate stitch patterns, and shaping methods. Under expert guidance, you'll create unique granny squares, ready to enhance your projects with personalized flair. Don't miss this opportunity to master advanced crochet techniques and elevate your creations!
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$76      
Crochet Stitch Mastery Class

Crochet Stitch Mastery Class

Sunday 31 March
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Embark on a Journey of Crochet Textures: Shell, Puff & V-Stitch Masterclass! Delve into the art of creating intricate patterns and infusing depth into your projects with these versatile stitches. Whether you're a novice or seasoned crocheter, our comprehensive class provides step-by-step guidance to master these techniques and unleash your boundless creativity. Join us and elevate your crochet skills to new heights!
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$76      
Crochet Granny Square Bag Crafting Class

Crochet Granny Square Bag Crafting Class

Saturday 06 April
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Ready to Elevate Your Crochet Craftsmanship? Enroll in Our Advanced Granny Square Bag Crochet Workshop! Tailored for Crocheters Who Have Mastered the Basics in Our Crochet Stitches Class, this Session Will Lead You Through Crafting a Stunning Granny Square Bag, Step by Step.

Please Note: This is an Advanced Class! It's Best Suited for Those Who Have Completed Our Crochet Stitches Class.

This is an advance class! Suitable for who has done the Crochet Stitches class.
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$76      

ABOUT MORNINGTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Mornington .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Mornington Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    The initial information provided on line about the location is incorrect and caused confusion for all attendees. There needs to be more time for taking photos and getting feedback
    4/5
    Kathryn
    2024-02-18
    it worked really well in teaching me about iso and f-stops and was generally a fun and inclusive course.
    4/5
    Felix
    2023-11-21
    Bilgesu was lovely, very knowledgeable
    5/5
    Carolyn
    2023-11-12

    Nice friendly workshop with a passionate and knowledgeable tutor.
    4/5
    Stephen
    2023-11-06
    Bilgesu was excellent, really relaxed and knowledgeable about all things photography. The weather was a bit ordinary on the day so we didn't get many magical shots but that is out of everyones control and it was great to get my camera out and use it after a few months. I enjoyed the experience.
    4/5
    James
    2023-08-07
    Very informative and useful.
    5/5
    Pam
    2023-01-09

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Bilgesu Aydin
    Bilgesu was born in Turkey where she studied Bachelor's with photography in Fine Arts, during that period she did several exhibitions. She has been taking, many types of photography, and has experienced dark room, studio as well.

    Bilgesu moved to Australia in 2019, and have been working as a freelance photographer .
    She has a huge passion for surrealist images and portrait, as well as for all forms of the creative arts, including drawing, sculpture , pottery and more.


    PHOTOS
    Mornington Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: Melbourne Art Gallery (NVG Water Wall)
    Originally taken whilst visiting the Melbourne Art Gallery in 2012 my daughter's hand on the water wall I photographed the image using my Canon 5D Mk 3 and 85mm 1.2L in RAW format handheld, shot around 15 frames whilst the water trickled from her carefully placed fingers with the water running into her hand capturing the droplets running off her palm and a muted reflection of her hand in the soft light and with her red jacket made for a wonderful moment?
    Credit: Andy Dyso

    Mornington Photography Group
    2024-02-18
    Title or Location: Mt Eliza Regional Park
    A few visits to the park as l had seen BSK there before but this visit none were in sight. After walking through knee high grass l spotted to Magpies in a tree and there behold sitting on a branch between them was this lovely bird. A few quick snaps and off he went but found him again in another tree for a few more snaps and he decided he had enough of his photo session
    Credit: Colin Sires
    Facebook: 12mckay58
    Instagram: Colin Sires
    Mornington Photography Group
    2024-02-14
    Title or Location: Sunset Bliss
    Taken at Mount Martha Beach at 8:28pm on the 5 Feb 2024With my S22 Ultra and no filter I wasn't expecting to capture this beautiful sunset, but the best captures happen unexpectedly.I call it Sunset Bliss
    Credit: Rebecca Jane Attard
    Facebook: rebecca jane photography
    Instagram: rebecca_ jane_photography

    Mornington Photography Group
    2024-02-13
    Title or Location: Capel sound
    As this was a spur of the moment photo I didn?t even notice the bins were behind her I only wish you could hear the joy she had with those bubbles
    Credit: Kerryanne
    Instagram: @surfingdogs

    Mornington Photography Group
    2024-02-04
    Title or Location: San Remo
    Caravaning at Krystal Waters, Lots of bird activity, and if you are lucky, You might get a glimpse of The Sea Eagle which is always stunning, not this weekend unfortunately,So, this pic was taken with 5D mk 4 cam, 100-400mm lens with EF 2 X Extender shooting first the background of the moon rising behind the clouds and double exposure of the Ibis returning home X 2. No Photoshop/Lightroom editing...
    Credit: Rick Houlihan
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/rick.houlihan.1
    Mornington Photography Group
    2024-02-02
    Title or Location: Frankston Pier
    The approaching storm made for some interesting cloud formations and then I figured the black and white look would enhance it somewhat.
    Credit: Mike Davis
    Facebook: KDog Photography
    Instagram: k_dogpics

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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