SOUTHAMPTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 25 May
The New Forest - 10am - 2 Hours
Michael Edwards
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.


Images are subjective, and this is what makes them so powerful - to you. Embrace that magic by breaking all of the rules :)
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£26      
Creative Seascapes Meetup

Creative Seascapes Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Lepe, Southampton SO45 1AD - 2pm - 2 Hours
Nikki Wileman
Opportunities for photography at the beach are endless and this meetup will be a chance to explore some of these. We'll be focusing on composition and the use of light and colour as well as the idea of the abstract seascape. As always we'll encourage you to improve your skills in using your camera manually.
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£24      
Flower Photography Meetup

Flower Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 July
Jermyns Ln, Romsey SO51 0QA - 2pm - 2 Hours
Nikki Wileman
Learn all the tips and tricks you need to take stunning pictures of flowers. We will discuss composition, the use of light and colour, and other aspects of photography that will help you create unique and artistic images.
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£26      

Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Palmerston Rd, Southampton - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Nikki Wileman
Whether you are photographing people or plants, making memories or making art knowing how to use your camera is key.
The class will give you the knowledge you need to expose, to compose and to create the images you have always wanted to.
Learn the basics of photography including using manual camera settings for perfect exposure and tips for good composition. The session will look at ways to improve composition using light, colour and perspective.
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£67       5 places left
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday 02 November
Palmerston Rd, Southampton - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Nikki Wileman
Whether you are photographing people or plants, making memories or making art knowing how to use your camera is key.
The class will give you the knowledge you need to expose, to compose and to create the images you have always wanted to.
Learn the basics of photography including using manual camera settings for perfect exposure and tips for good composition. The session will look at ways to improve composition using light, colour and perspective.
book now
£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Developing a Photographer's Eye Meetup

Developing a Photographer's Eye Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Broad St, Old Portsmouth - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
In this session we will explore how to see the world through the eye of the camera and how to create powerful images out of the ordinary. We will cover the rules of composition and how breaking them can create impact.
This session is suitable for all level and a smartphone will as good as any digital camera! A wide zoom lens would be ideal if you are shooting on a camera.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 26 May
Westmead, Farnborough - 12pm - 3 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
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
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Surrey Road - 1pm - 3 Hours
Bournemouth Photography Group
Peter Fada Osiughwu
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
£67       5 places left

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 02 June
Southsea, Portsmouth - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
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
£61      
Bokeh for Beginners

Bokeh for Beginners

Saturday 08 June
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 11am - 2 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
The goal of this session is to learn how to add the Bokeh affect to your photos. We will also be working on photography in low light with and with camera flash.
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£26      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 16 June
Sea Road - 5pm - 2 Hours
Bournemouth Photography Group
Rooh Yaseen
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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£26      

Beyond Colour - The Artistry of Black and White Photography

Beyond Colour - The Artistry of Black and White Photography

Saturday 22 June
Southsea, Portsmouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
In this session we will learn to see the world in black & white and experiment with using shape, tone and texture to create artistic images without colour. All levels of experience and ability are welcome to join.
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£24      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 22 June
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 6pm - 2 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones.
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£26      
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Southsea, Portsmouth - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
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
£67      

Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 06 July
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 6pm - 2 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
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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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 11am - 3 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
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
£67      
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Sunday 21 July
Southsea, Portsmouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 01 June
Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Bournemouth Art Group
Anna Herpels
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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£26      
Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Saturday 01 June
Southampton City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Ammarah Sajid
Join us for an immersive artistic journey as we explore brush strokes and the subtle interplay of colors. In this interactive session, you'll delve into fundamental color theory, master shading techniques, and discover the depth of secondary, primary, and tertiary colors. By the end of the day, you'll not only gain valuable skills but also create a unique masterpiece with your own hands. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and express yourself through art!
book now
£26      
Mixed Media Art

Mixed Media Art

Saturday 01 June
The Avenue - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Create different art pieces with mixed medium including paper, colors paints of different types, paper collage, pencil etc.
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£26      

Painting Landscapes with Acrylics

Painting Landscapes with Acrylics

Saturday 08 June
Willis Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Explore the beauty of nature through acrylic painting! Join our engaging art class on Painting Landscapes with Acrylics and discover the techniques to capture scenic vistas on canvas. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned artist, this class offers step-by-step guidance to create stunning landscapes. Learn color mixing, brush techniques, and composition to bring your landscapes to life. Unleash your creativity in a supportive and inspiring environment. Enroll today and start painting your favorite landscapes with confidence!
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£26      
Architectural Drawing and Painting

Architectural Drawing and Painting

Saturday 15 June
Harbour Parade - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
In this session, we will learn architectural drawing and painting with the study of perspective and it's types.
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£26      
Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Saturday 22 June
Southampton City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Ammarah Sajid
Join us for an immersive artistic journey as we explore brush strokes and the subtle interplay of colors. In this interactive session, you'll delve into fundamental color theory, master shading techniques, and discover the depth of secondary, primary, and tertiary colors. By the end of the day, you'll not only gain valuable skills but also create a unique masterpiece with your own hands. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and express yourself through art!
book now
£26      

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 29 June
Westover Road, Bournemouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Bournemouth Art Group
Anna Herpels
If you love all things nature, this is the art class for you! In this class, we will be conducting primary observation studies of flowers and plants. You will get the chance to admire plants and flowers up close and learn how to confidently create inspired drawings with pencil and fineliner pens. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of drawing the beautiful plants and flowers that nature has to offer. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colours to enhance your drawings. This is a perfect opportunity for both beginners and more experienced artists alike to meet up and create art in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Our friendly instructors will provide guidance, helpful feedback, and support along the way, to generate new ideas for your art practice, and collaborate in a like-minded space. Join us in the wonderful outdoors to create your very own unique pieces and develop your drawing skills!
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£26      
Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 13 July
Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Bournemouth Art Group
Anna Herpels
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, and artwork and have some takeaway homework with the learned technique. All levels and experiences are welcome.
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£26      
Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Saturday 13 July
Southampton City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Ammarah Sajid
Join us for an immersive artistic journey as we explore brush strokes and the subtle interplay of colors. In this interactive session, you'll delve into fundamental color theory, master shading techniques, and discover the depth of secondary, primary, and tertiary colors. By the end of the day, you'll not only gain valuable skills but also create a unique masterpiece with your own hands. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and express yourself through art!
book now
£26      

Beginner Drawing and Painting Class

Beginner Drawing and Painting Class

Saturday 13 July
The Avenue - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
In this class, we will learn and study shapes, colour and perspective. We will also explore and create new ideas. We will also learn how to paint the basics and colour theory will be discussed.

All skill levels are welcome!
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£55      
Pencil Color Art

Pencil Color Art

Saturday 27 July
The Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Exploring nature and it's colours. Creating colourful nature views and details out with pencil colors. Study flowers , plants and it's minute details through pencil colors.
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£26      
Blossoming Brushstrokes: Watercolour Painting in Nature

Blossoming Brushstrokes: Watercolour Painting in Nature

Sunday 28 July
Southampton City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Ammarah Sajid
Embark on a journey of creativity and inspiration with "Blossoming Brushstrokes: Watercolor Painting in Nature." Over the course of two hours, you'll be guided through the captivating realm of floral and nature painting, allowing you to express your artistic vision amidst the serene beauty of the garden. Under expert tutelage, you'll learn the techniques of composition, merging traditional and contemporary methods to craft exquisite watercolor pieces. Whether you're an experienced artist or simply drawn to the wonders of nature, this session welcomes individuals of all skill levels to connect, explore, and create together. With all materials provided except your personal painting travel kit and smartphone, come join us for an enriching and unforgettable experience in botanical artistry.
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£26      

ABOUT SOUTHAMPTON
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 Southampton .

  • 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.

    Join the Southampton Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Great event, with some thought provoking ideas
    5/5
    Tracey
    2024-05-20
    We very much enjoyed the session. Very relaxed and informative. Niki was very helpful and patient with us learning our camera settings and suggested some creative ideas and different ways of looking at the forest.
    5/5
    Helen
    2024-04-24
    Another great location and again Nikki was very helpful and where need shared good guidance. The group was made up of folk with different experiences but this was not a problem.
    5/5
    David
    2024-04-22

    The event was very helpful and informative. Niki answered all questions and was excellent with helping me get the best out of my camera. Definitely recommend.
    5/5
    Sean
    2024-04-09
    The event was excellent Nikki explained the subject very clearly and concise. Her natural ability as a communicator shone through and her flare and knowledge were excellent. I will certainly be booking more sessions, as she gave me the confidence and inspiration to continue. Thank you
    5/5
    Richard
    2024-04-02
    Great event with good ideas
    5/5
    Tracey
    2024-04-01

    Another good day. Thanks to Nikki for her guidance/suggestions about looking for things from a different perspective.
    5/5
    David
    2024-03-12
    Excellent as usual
    5/5
    Tracey
    2024-03-11
    It was a great morning where the basics of photography were taught and easy to understand. Nice group of people so it was an encouraging environment where you could bounce ideas off each other for support.
    5/5
    Jess
    2024-02-26

    Interesting opportunity to do something different.
    5/5
    Steve
    2024-02-13
    Another excellent event superbly hosted by Nikki. Nikki took us to some excellent locations and provided help and guidance as required to enable the group to make the most of this opportunity. Highly recommended.
    5/5
    Andrew
    2024-02-12
    Nikki managed to encourage me and the group to look at our surroundings in a different way. She was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly which put the whole group at ease. Will be back for more events
    5/5
    David
    2024-01-30

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Nikki Wileman
    Nikki has been photographing for 30 years and has experience of shooting a wide range of subjects with a preference for nature and landscape. She focuses on making striking images with an emphasis on the use of light and colour in composition.

    Nikki Wileman is available for private bookings

    Available evenings / alternate weekends for private tutoring.

    Michael Edwards
    Michael is an energetic and fun content creator. He has been a busy photographer for large corporate and commercial companies, dealing directly with their marketing, advertising, and PR departments. He has also had the privilege of shooting for many magazine titles, which led him to work one-on-one with top personalities, including Nelson Mandela, Richard Branson, and Oprah, as well as spending time with sporting legends Manchester United, The All Blacks, and The Sprinboks, to name a few.

    He published a coffee table book in 2019.

    He loves travel, music, mountain biking and having a good laugh.

    Michael Edwards is available for private bookings

    Weekends in Surrey and surrounds.

    PHOTOS
    Southampton Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Below Bar Southampton.
    Thanks for the request to upload my photo, My Name is Dale im from Southampton and was in the city on 27th March 2024 taking some street photography, The photo was taken with the small sony RX100 VI that i had just purchased and was trying it out. Taken at 9mm F/4 1/000 iso100. I removed the cars parked on the road both sides with Adobe in post processing and thought it looked better in B&W .Many Thanks. Dale.
    Credit: Dale

    Southampton Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Embley lake Romsey
    Photo taken while I was fishing. In the town of Romsey. I always take my camera with me.
    Credit: Lukasz Kalisio
    Southampton Photography Group
    2024-04-29
    Title or Location: Ornamental Drive - New Forest
    Stepping outside of my comfort zone again. I arrived about 45 mins before the group was due to meet to look around. I have to say I struggled to see what to shoot due to the light and not the sort of environment I would normally go to shoot. Once the other members of the group arrived and we were being guided by Nikki I started to look around and not just at the trees. I was struck by the bright yellow flower, green leaves and a natural dark background. The only post processing was to sharp
    Credit: David Penfold

    Southampton Photography Group
    2024-04-29
    Title or Location: Bluebell wood, Southern England
    We are lucky here in the south of England to have these beautiful bluebell woods. This was taken early morning. I loved the light shining through, illuminating the scene. Taken on my Lumix G80, with Olympus 12-100 lens.
    Credit: Liz Greenway

    Southampton Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Southampton, UK
    This is officially my first photo of Spring, taken in Southampton park, 17th of April. I haven't do much photography in past few months so when the opportunity arrive, day off and nice weather same time, I took my camera and went for a walk. Started in the city center and the surrounding parks and ended in Common park. This little flowers were first flowers I spotted and took the pictures of.
    Credit: Katarzyna Potega
    Facebook: Katarzyna Potega-Artist
    Instagram: @k.potega_visual_art
    Southampton Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Bluebell woods at Royal Victoria Country Park
    First bloom of the bluebells in the woods at Royal Victoria Country Park on Saturday 20th April 2024
    Credit: Kelly Hunt
    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/naturalhuntphotography

    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
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric

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