The Milky Way Over the Windmill

A friend and I found a windmill near Maitland recently and we thought it might make for an interesting subject with the Milky Way behind it. We weren’t sure if it was going to be dark enough at first but the photos turned out well and I think these might be some of my favourite shots of the Milky Way so far. It was cold but a very fun night!

Photos © CJ Levinson 2020

Belmont Dusk 11/07/2020

What an amazing sky we had tonight. I think it might have been the best one of the year so far. It was like the whole horizon caught on fire. So beautiful and to think I almost didn’t go down to shoot it as it was cloudy for much of the day. Glad I did! 🙂

Photos © CJ Levinson 2020

Norah Head Lighthouse under the Milky Way

Went out with a friend last night to shoot a bit of astro. We went to Norah Head lighthouse on the Central Coast and I managed to get this despite battling the light from the lighthouse. Really like how it turned out.

It was nice being out under the stars again. I love the solitude and the perspective you get when you’re out shooting, particularly the moments between shots, standing there, staring up at the stars. It really makes you realise just how small a part of the universe we are. And how lucky we are to be here at all.

Photo © CJ Levinson 2020

Squid’s Ink Jetty

Some photos from Squid’s Ink jetty in Belmont last night. It was a really beautiful, vibrant sunset and the dusk seemed to last for a long time afterwards as well, with the lovely hues intermingling with the clouds.

The clouds were moving quite quickly so I tried a couple of quite long exposures (over three minutes each) at the end to try and capture some movement in the scene. I like how they turned out, I think they’re some of my favourite photos of the year so far.

Photos © CJ Levinson 2019

Belmont Sunset

Beautiful sunset over the lake at Belmont yesterday evening. There were some very interesting cloud formations and at one stage a plane went across as well, leaving a trail in its wake. It was a lovely sunset.

I decided to shoot a couple of panoramas to capture a bit of a different, wider perspective. Panoramas can be quite tricky to stitch with water but these ones came out well and they work well with the other shots.

Photos © CJ Levinson 2019