Roger Groom

Mt Observation and Wandoo Woodland

[caption id="attachment_1542" align="alignnone" width="1342"] The road winding in to Mt Observation, between Perth and York in the Western Australian Wheatbelt region.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1540" align="alignnone" width="1342"] Mt Observation road wet with rain after a wintry morning.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1541" align="alignnone" width="1342"] Wet leaf litter in the Wandoo forest around Mt Observation. Typical…

Wheatbelt Wanderings

Today I enjoyed a photography excursion to the wheatbelt, driving through Northam, Goomalling and Todyay. Trips like this have been relatively rare in the last year or two, with my spare time spent more on astrophotography or travelling for other reasons. It's fun to focus on terrestrial photography a little…

Goldy Geordie

I seem to be on a "golden sunset" theme at the moment! This time, Geordie Bay on Rottnest Island. It didn't take any thinking to compose this one, the writing was "on the wall" as soon as I parked my bike and looked up. PS the photo is straight from…

Kitesurfing a Golden Sunset

[caption id="attachment_1436" align="alignnone" width="1340"] Kitesurfing in a Golden Sunset.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1438" align="alignnone" width="1242"] Marble Sunset. A fun fisheye photograph of sunset with seagulls flying overhead. Great fun to zoom in on the full resolution photograph and pan around the horizon :) I absolutely love that Canon 8-15mm L Fisheye lens,…

Orion and Jupiter setting among cloud

[caption id="attachment_1431" align="alignnone" width="1342"] Orion and Jupiter setting among cloud and light pollution. (click to enlarge)[/caption] You could be forgiven for thinking, looking at a website like this, that whenever an astronomer sticks their camera outside they see stars and galaxies. Well, not the case! Most inconveniently, it is often…

Galaxies Abound

[caption id="attachment_1427" align="alignnone" width="1536"] NGC Galaxies 26 28 March 2014[/caption] Continuing with the theme of survey images from my photography of NGC objects, the above photograph shows a selection of twelve galaxies. I have been spoilt for choice lately, with a wide selection of spectacular galaxies imaged. All are 5…

Some nice galaxies and other NGC objects

I've been really enjoying getting back in to some NGC and in particular galaxy photography lately. I have some fresh head-space following a chaotic few months, and a fresh goal to photograph objects for. Here is a small selection I posted on my facebook page recently. [caption id="attachment_1402" align="alignnone" width="1542"]…

Dragonfly

I've brought back to life my bug photography page with a new dragonfly photograph from today at Lake Leschenaultia: [caption id="attachment_1331" align="alignnone" width="1342"] A bright blue almost iridescent Dragon Fly at Lake Leschenaultia.[/caption]