Taken on the night of the ETA Aquarids, that night where its like meant to be like raining shooting stars but it is however a very dark night which makes for good milkway – even in Sydney.

9 shot panorama at f1.6 ISO 1000 and 10sec.

Green Glowing Funky Fungi

Whilst out at Boora Point at some stupid hour doing crazy light painting, I noticed this clump of fungi next to the boardwalk btw thankyou NPWS for putting these in, so much better than bush bashing and fending off the face eating spiders.

These were not glowing that much, however enough that you could see it with the naked eye, moreso since it was in a dark spot and it was a moonless night…the quality of the image is a bit questionable, its got alot of noise since it was 4mins long at ISO 3200, i think my sensor has had enough, its gettign worse

Play Nice.

with Rodney Campbell‘s bat balls.

There are two key points to be made here…

1) No endangered micro-bats (Eastern Bent-wing Bats if your wondering) were harmed in the making of this image.

2) Rodneys been shopping on Amazon for weird umbrella sticks that light up – worthwhile purchase i might say

and here is a fun fact for today that I learnt, the roosting sites of bats is highly dependent on the humidity of the site, too moist means unhappy bats… on that note feel free to crawl thru the dark tunnels of malabar during this wet spell with less chance of being mauled in the face by a savage micro bat – seriously, have you seen the fangs on them?

anotehr fun fact, this particular bunker was used to house the 6 inch calibre gun which could reach 20kms… sadly it was british made, which means it was probably 3 times as complex as it needed to be but still thing of engineering beauty

Booti Booti.

Offically the best named national park in Oz.

Apparently derived from β€œbutibuti,” the local Worimi Aboriginal word meaning β€œplenty of honey.”

In any case, its got a nice beach

Easter Bunny

Chocolate easter egg hunt ..

soooo…. life is all about motivation, given a little bit of motivation in the form of legal product called sugar and coca (should be outlawed i reckon ) and it’s amazing 1) how fast these things can be found and 2) how thorough the task of finding them can be carried out..

you might see where i’m going here.. the same motivation does not extend to say… the lost toothbrush which is hiding in plain sight even tho said child (s) left it there less than 12 hours ago or the jumper that can’t be found but is lying on the bedroom floor ? or one of the 13 million hair brushes covering nearly every corner of the house…

maybe the answer is attach chocolate eggs to all the mundane items that need to be sourced during the normal course of preparing oneself for the day ahead…

anyways, a good egg hunt (or two) was had by all….

Steaming Fungi.

Ghost fungi, Omphalotus nidiformis

I tried a different technique on these ones, luckily it was pretty late hence I only got a few peeps freaking out about some dude hiding in the bushes…

I used a black sheet to drape across a couple of tripods, a stinky bin and some spikey plants all in the name of blocking out the street lights and the moon. For these I actually used a torch to light paint the scene and then blend this into the frame with the glowing fungi.

I did notice something very cool about these ones – other than the fact you can see the glow under the sheet – that is, they emit steam. It’s either that or the local slugs have taken up a filthy smoking habit.