I was watching the moonset during the week as I ventured up the road where I live, here at the foot of the Sugar Loaf. I often get these bursts of energy to head outside in the middle of the night to watch the night skies. These moments are a magical experience and I am glad I decided to take my camera as a last minuet decision. The moon shun so bright that night and its light blanked out a lot of the stars but that didn’t bother me as it was the moonset I was after this time. My astro photography is not just about capturing the stars alone, but they are more like night skyscapes and I like to get creative with them depending on the surroundings. I did some long exposures with different angles while the shutter was still open and this captured the moon light trails in the movement of the camera. I love playing with colour afterwards when editing the photos. There is so much you can do and it is hard not to get carried away.

Published by Derval Freeman

Graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design 1996 Fine art painter and photographer

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