The Milky Way and Other Business
Having a catch up day for news and things has been great and for the time being I think I am going to keep doing it, if you don’t mind. So today I thought I have some more things to tell you and I also wanted to show you the photos I took last night of the Milky Way.
Last night I went down to Flinders with John to take photos of the stars, as I said. John has a lot more experience at doing this and so I learned a lot going there with him. We have been trying to go for a few weeks, but every time we have organised a night it has been overcast, or raining. We have had so many grey days this winter. Yesterday was very overcast here all day, but we’ve noticed that the sky often clears as the sun goes down, so we decided we would go anyway and see what we got.
At first there was still quite a bit of cloud cover but after a while they went away and we managed to get some great shots of the milky way. I don’t know when John is going to post his, but keep an eye out on his blog for some soon, I’m sure.
As most of you now realise, I have changed my theme. I went with the theme Linen, though I almost asked for my money back as I really didn’t like the sidebar on the right, which is how the theme is meant to be. I was given some CSS code and that got my sidebar on the left and I couldn’t be happier. It has been great hearing how much you all like it, and how you find it easier to read now. So thank you for all your support. It is important to me that you like it as well, this blog is meant for you too.
You all know about my website, I’m sure, Leanne Cole – Fine Art Photograher, and how I have been working on it as well. I did tell you about the blog that is now on it, the one I call the News Blog, but it is taking on a life of its own, and those of you that have been to see it will have noticed that. I decided that this blog has certain things for certain days and my ability to teach some things, or tell you were a little out of my hands. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love how this blog is and where it is going, but sometimes I don’t want to wait until Friday to tell you something.
With the News Blog I can make announcements straight away, but one thing I realised I could also do, is give advice on different things, or tips. So over the last week when I been doing small posts on how to do some things, like mini tutorials. I wrote one on how I photograph a sunset or sunrise, I did one on communicating to people while taking their photo, and yesterday I did one on conceptual photography and my understanding of it. I call them Tips and I hope that people will find them useful. I will do more as I go.
I have been having trouble getting the comments working and have sent an email to support, but so far haven’t heard anything back. I don’t want comments on everything, but it would be nice to have them just for the blog. I don’t think I can do likes though, well not at the moment. Hopefully it will all come together. If you want some tips on how to do something, let me know, if I can help I will do a post over there on it.
Still working on these, and the response has been really positive about them as well. I want these walks to be social and practical. While I am the facilitator, I am also a teacher and can help people and give tips on taking photos. I have been thinking about calling the class the Social Snappers, it is fun and does say what it is about. I should be ready to start advertising them next week.
I think that is all the news I have for you this week. Though, please do keep on eye on the News Blog if you want to be kept up to date with what I am doing. I will put my Milky Way images in a gallery now so you can enjoy them individually and on a dark background, as stars should be seen I think. For those interested, I’ve added a post on the News Blog with some tips on photographing the milky way.