CENTRAL
COAST
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 01 June
Avoca Beach - 9am - 2 Hours
Nicholas Gibbins
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 09 June
Terrigal - 3:30pm - 3 Hours
Leeon Cox
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$148       4 places left
Water Photography Meetup

Water Photography Meetup

Sunday 23 June
meet near the entrance boat ramp and skate park - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Leeon Cox
Dive into the mesmerizing world of water photography at our event. Immerse yourself in the artistry and fluidity of water through captivating images that evoke emotion and wonder.
book now
$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 07 July
The Esplanade - 10am - 3 Hours
Leeon Cox
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$148      
Understanding Your Histogram and Lightmeter

Understanding Your Histogram and Lightmeter

Sunday 21 July
Avoca Beach - 9am - 2 Hours
Nicholas Gibbins
Having troubles with getting the correct exposure? Curious what the histogram is and how to read it? In this meetup I will discuss how your camera's light meter works, how metering affects your meter, as well as what your histogram is and how to read and understand the information it is giving you.

Meet up at the Avoca Beach Surf Life Saving Club
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$47      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 03 August
Shelly Beach Rd - 9am - 3 Hours
Nicholas Gibbins
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$148      

Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Sunday 01 September
Shelly Beach Rd - 9am - 2 Hours
Nicholas Gibbins
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance.

We will cover topics such as using a shallow depth of field to create a mood, blurring out distracting backgrounds, and how to use a shallow depth of field to give a bokeh effect behind our subjects to make them pop.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Mrs Macquaries Road - 10am - 2 Hours
North Shore Photography Group
Peace Brown
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Newcastle Street - 10am - 3 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Christopher John
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$148       1 places left
Urban Walk About

Urban Walk About

Saturday 08 June
Manly - 9am - 2 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
With over 20 years of experience, photographer Geoffrey Chuah. Will take you on this Urban Walk About photography course in and around Manly. He will point out to you some gems that you may not have seen before, as well as some historic ones. Manly is known for being a beach side town, but over time has grown with character. You will be able to shoot all kinds of subjects as well as some electric street photography.

This course is for everyone from your experienced photographer to the beginner. You will be guided through what the best settings are on your camera to mastering the lighting on the day.
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$43      

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 08 June
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Black and white photography dramatically changes your images.
We will examine what makes a black and white photograph successful and how to see it when you are looking through the lens.
Light, shadow and sunlight all contribute as well as subject matter.
Post-production is key to this workshop and we will discuss processes to make this work.
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$43      
The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 15 June
ICC Darling Harbour - 10am - 2 Hours
Parramatta Photography Group
Ali Vaziri
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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$47      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 15 June
Shortland Esplanade - 10am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Ernzt Madamba
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
book now
$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Mrs Macquaries Rd - 9am - 3 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$148      
Winter Nature & Woodland

Winter Nature & Woodland

Saturday 22 June
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Set in a Park on a Winter's afternoon, we will wander through nature, connecting with what we see and capturing it with our lens.
This is a workshop for all who love nature and wish to learn more about capturing it throughout the different seasons.
book now
$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 06 July
Arthur and Illawarra Road - 9am - 2 Hours
Sutherland Photography Group
Geoffrey Chuah
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
book now
$47      

Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Saturday 06 July
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Composition is a crucial element to photography.
Arranging elements within the camera frame gives balance and sense to our photographs.
We will talk about the rule of thirds and how this contributes to successful imagery, and how to balance them both in reality and in the abstract.
book now
$47      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 06 July
Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Christopher John
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting

note:You are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.
book now
$47      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Centennial Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Parramatta Photography Group
Ali Vaziri
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
book now
$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Amigurumi 101 Class

Amigurumi 101 Class

Saturday 01 June
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Dive into the charming world of Amigurumi, the traditional Japanese art of crocheting adorable creatures. Ideal for participants who have already mastered the fundamentals through our popular Beginners Class, this workshop is an excellent next step on your crochet journey. In this session, you'll be introduced to the basic techniques of Amigurumi and begin crafting a delightful amigurumi heart project. The workshop includes all necessary crochet materials, expert guidance from our skilled instructor, and a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy as you create. Join us for a creative experience and take your crochet skills to a new, whimsically artistic level.
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$76      
Winter Wonderland: Snowy Crocheted Snowflakes Class

Winter Wonderland: Snowy Crocheted Snowflakes Class

Saturday 08 June
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Dive into a winter wonderland of creativity with our enchanting crochet workshop! Join us as we weave delicate threads into intricate snowflakes, bringing the magic of the season to life with every stitch. In this cozy and festive atmosphere, you'll learn the art of crocheting snowflakes, creating beautiful decorations that sparkle like freshly fallen snow. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a curious beginner, come join us and let your imagination drift into a world of snowy stitches and wintery wonders!
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$84      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 15 June
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Dive into the beautiful world of crochet with the perfect class for beginners or those returning after a hiatus. The class provides comprehensive guidance on the fundamentals of crochet, beginning with holding the yarn correctly and then carefully moving onto crafting the stitches of a traditional granny square. Don't worry about bringing anything, all crochet materials are included, and to add to your delightful crafting experience, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee on the house. Experience the joy and satisfaction of creating something beautiful with your own hands.
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$84      

Saltwater Creek Park

Saltwater Creek Park

Sunday 23 June
Saltwater Creek Park -Long Jetty
My Family Photo - Central Coast
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.

book now       10:00am       $220

book now       10:30am       $220
Foreshore Park

Foreshore Park

Saturday 29 June
Fort Dr
My Family Photo - Newcastle
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.

book now       10:00am       $220

book now       10:30am       $220
Warmth in Every Stitch: Crochet Your Own Cozy Scarf Class

Warmth in Every Stitch: Crochet Your Own Cozy Scarf Class

Saturday 29 June
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Join us for a cozy crochet class and start your own stylish scarf! Discover the joy of creating your own cozy scarf in our 'Warmth in Every Stitch' crochet class. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn the basics or an experienced crocheter looking to hone your skills, this class is perfect for all levels. With our skilled instructor guiding you, you'll master essential stitches and techniques while working on your scarf project. Choose from a variety of yarn colors and textures to personalize your creation, and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of crochet while socializing with fellow crafters. Join us to stitch together, and leave with a beautiful handmade scarf to keep you warm and stylish all season long!
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$84      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 13 July
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Dive into the beautiful world of crochet with the perfect class for beginners or those returning after a hiatus. The class provides comprehensive guidance on the fundamentals of crochet, beginning with holding the yarn correctly and then carefully moving onto crafting the stitches of a traditional granny square. Don't worry about bringing anything, all crochet materials are included, and to add to your delightful crafting experience, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee on the house. Experience the joy and satisfaction of creating something beautiful with your own hands.
book now
$92      
Foreshore Park

Foreshore Park

Sunday 28 July
Fort Dr
My Family Photo - Newcastle
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.

book now       10:00am       $220

book now       10:30am       $220
ABOUT CENTRAL
COAST
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 Central Coast .

  • 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.

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  • REVIEWS
    5/5
    Chris
    2024-05-27
    The workshop was a bit basic for me but Leeon was very helpful, working with the group members to help them with composition and exposure techniques.
    4/5
    David
    2024-04-08
    Really good, i learnt alot, they way things were explained was very easy to understand, looking forward to doing more.
    5/5
    Tressa
    2023-10-23

    Very informative day! Great information and tips in a friendly style. Shayne was very patient and good humoured.
    5/5
    Karen
    2023-10-05
    It was great in that Shayne taught us the basics of photography and explained it in such simple terms that enable me to understand it more clearly - ie we can use a Camera to show what we see: in that ISO is our eyes, Aperture is our pupil and Shutter Speed is when we blink. Shayne also helped explain in the practical sense of how to take a photo, taking into consideration these 3 aspects and thereby ensuring we can get the best photo possible in any situation. Shayne was both very encouraging and positive with her feedback providing us with even more tips on how to improve a shot that after the workshop I felt enthused to go and practice all that I learnt. Thanks
    5/5
    Margery
    2023-09-25
    Excellent instructor, very engaging and extremely helpful
    5/5
    Katrina
    2023-09-24

    Shayne Leslie was excellent in assisting all the people in the group who were at varying levels in their photography journey. She began the session with some basic principles and challenged us with new suggestions though out the session. She even took us to areas along the Trig where we saw some beautiful wildflowers and coastal water views, so that we could practise our skills and experiment with different landscapes and scenery. Shayne was also very supportive in her feedback and gave us advice and suggestions on how to improve the shot. I enjoyed the session so much at this site, that I even came back the next morning with my husband and daughter at sunrise to capture it from that vantage point and then did a bit of a bush trek through the park and took more photos in the hope that I was able to enhance my photography skills more.
    5/5
    Margery Mundy
    2023-09-10
    A very enjoyable event. The location was excellent with plenty of opportunities to photograph the spring flowers and landscape. Shayne was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and an excellent instructor for this event.
    5/5
    Janie
    2023-09-04
    Beautiful day lovely flowers and a great lunch at Patonga Hotel
    5/5
    Kim
    2023-09-03

    I found the lesson gave me a greater understanding of the fundamentals of what is required to take a photo and adjusting the settings according to the environment.
    5/5
    Anne-Marie
    2023-08-28
    It was fun, informative and a great location. Shane was helpful and knowledgeable. Very enjoyable session.
    5/5
    Tracey
    2023-08-21
    Good balance of instruction and people free to experiment with their own thing. A lot of great tips.
    5/5
    Guy
    2023-08-21

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Leeon Cox
    Hey guys my name is Leeon Cox and grew up on the lovely seaside wonderland of the central coast. I'm a highly passionate creator to make a change in people's lives though my unique lens, helping and mentoring people to move closer towards our dreams in whatever way I can.
    I've been actively doing photography for the last 4 years of landscapes and freezing moments in time, dipping my fingers in different types of photography, to explore different techniques in this beautiful art form.
    Polite Regards: Leeon Cox
    E: [email protected]
    Nicholas Gibbins
    Nick Gibbins of Eternity Pictures is a Central Coast based photographer specialising in Portrait, Wedding & Event photography. Whilst Nick is committed to producing the highest standards of all forms of photography, he has a particular passion for dramatic photos and highlighting natural features of the subject. This is achieved by using natural light and perfecting sharpness and correct exposure in-camera.

    Additionally, Nick also enjoys doing lifestyle photography, whether it be for young families or other special occasions. In utilising the services of Nick from Eternity Pictures, you can be assured of professional and high quality services to capture special moments for clients.
    PHOTOS
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-05-02
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay Beach
    Catherine Hill Bay's jetty was used up until recently to load coal from the local mines. Catherine Hill Bay is a tiny heritage town, where you feel as though you have stepped back in time.
    Credit: Andrew Torning
    Facebook: Andrew Torning Photography
    Instagram: andrew_torning_photography

    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Sunrise - North Avoca Beach
    Shot on 1/4/24 at 6:07 am, North Avoca Beach. 1/500 sec at f/4.0, ISO 1000, 14mm.It was a clear morning . Therefore, it was quite impossible to capture a nice sunrise with no cloud. So, I decided to make the best use of the surrounding. I spotted this amazing rock formation with reddish-brown hues like delicious "brownies" to complement the orange and yellow gradients of the sunrise. The sunlight casts a gentle glow on the scene, giving a warm and inviting atmosphere.The action of the
    Credit: Gek Noi Chan (Winnie Huisman)
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Lake Tuggerah
    I was walking along the lake shore and looking for birds to shoot and this cormorant was sitting on the pole in the distance. I started walking towards her and started shooting but she wasn't too happy to see me getting closer and took off but I managed to take this shot in time.
    Credit: Arnie Boyaci

    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: Koolewong "Imagine" Park
    I normally go out with a like minded group of people and we all disburse at our destination and find our own image. I looked for my image framed by the trees facing back at the breaking day. It was so quiet and peaceful. It was a slow shutter of 20 seconds and the boats remained amazingly still. As I began to edit it appeared to me like a painting and so I edited it with that in mind.
    Credit: Mal Hayes
    Instagram: Soul_Provider_Photography

    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-03-23
    Title or Location: Milky Way - Bouddi National Park
    The sky was very clear on that day. It was perfect to shot milky way with the foreground of colourful and unique rock formation.
    Credit: Winnie Huisman
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-03-12
    Title or Location: soldiers beach

    Credit: mark harris

    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
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