Barrenjoey Lighthouse Astromeet 25th March
With Astro season well and truly underway, join us for another Astromeet, this time visiting the epic Barrenjoey Lighthouse atop the headland in Palm Beach. Part of Kuring-Gai Chase National Park, weather permitting, this will be an incredible evening capturing not just the more commonly known images from in front of the lighthouse, but we will also explore other areas nearby seeking out those unique and rarely seen compositions.
While on site, I will go through some basics about safety, etiquette, how to find the Milky Way, how to capture it, how to look for a unique composition and some advanced capture techniques. We will also cover some basic astroscape lighting, and how to manage to harsh lighting projected by the new LED system in the lighthouse itself.
We will shoot the Milky Way and Star Trails through to sunrise.
Take Note, that NSW National Parks and Wildlife are currently planning to begin renting the Keepers Cottages next to the lighthouse in the next few years, at which time access to the headland at night will likely be closed off, and so these next couple of years may be the last opportunity to really explore and capture stunning nightscapes of the Barrenjoey Headland.