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Mount Majura By Night

By Danman - 3 March 2008 22

Went up Mt Majura on Friday night to do what I do best – Take low light photos.

I was heading up just on Dusk.

Sorry if I scared that jogger who ran down past me then back up and back down again.
Just becuase I was wearing a hoodie does not mean I am some roustabout, maybe I was cold.

Took me 40 minutes to the summit then 2.5 hours to stroll back down, whilst looking for photo opportunities on the way down.

Some significant events that night included inadvertantly scaring single white female jogger w/ dog twice, freaking out CASA employee on Mt Majura summit, and a possum scaring the crap out of me on one of the many 2.5 minute torches off waits for the photo to be exposed on the way down.

For the propeller heads I had a D70, set on 800 ISO (going back to do 200 ISO shots), 18mm focussed near infinity and most shots ran around the 156 second mark.

Anyway, some of the shots are below.

More can be found in my gallery by accessing it via my username below.

As usual critique is encouraged – on both sides of the fence


Urban Glow

Urban Glow


Also to finish off the set, I often go on walks at night in the bush to help find myself in this crazy world.
Little did I know I what I was in for.


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22 Responses to
Mount Majura By Night
Danman 8:39 am 04 Mar 08

RuffnReady – Ngunnawal resident here.

I just know where to go to get the good stuff 🙂

Sikkukkut 11:26 pm 03 Mar 08

Nice work. I love the first two – the pale sky and silhouettes are really atmospheric. Very unusual effect.

pptvb 10:16 pm 03 Mar 08


RuffnReady 9:58 pm 03 Mar 08

Nice work Danman! You a Hackett resident also? I love the bush up there and walked up Majura the other day. 🙂

ant 9:41 pm 03 Mar 08

Ha, now I can see the first 2 shots. I like those fuzzy trees and long stars. Those 2 blokes hanging around the sign are definitely the criminal type though, no doubt about it.

junkett 9:30 pm 03 Mar 08

You’re language is totally foreign, but I love the photos. Can you do a day-time follow up for the Riot of the A.C.T in Autumn?

NathanaelB 6:57 pm 03 Mar 08

Great work Dan!!

Danman 6:35 pm 03 Mar 08

Skidbladnir – LED Throwies are what they are called.

Mike, I had tripod in hand and a lowpro backpack with camera, 3x lenses, coloured gels, water and 3million CP torch. Easy walkin from Hackett Side

Mike Crowther 6:17 pm 03 Mar 08

40 min to the summit carrying gear? I am impressed.
(Lovely pics too). You didn’t get any of that cloud storm the other night? I was on Majura for that…impressive.

Skidbladnir 5:21 pm 03 Mar 08

Offtopic, but speaking of LEDs, anyone know who is making the little magnetic battery powered LEDs I’ve seen stuck in really strange places around Civic?

Or how to make them?

Mr Evil 4:40 pm 03 Mar 08

Clever bugger! 🙂

That looks great the way you’ve lit up the trig station.

Danman 4:24 pm 03 Mar 08

TRIG point was traced with colour shifting LED held in my hand – given that the shutter was open for 2 or so minutes, gives the resultant effect. The reason you do not see me doing it is because in the scheme of a 2 minute exposure, the effects of me passing through or moving within the frame would go un-noticed.

If I stood still for 30 or so seconds, that would be different..

Thumper 4:09 pm 03 Mar 08

Love that first shot!


Skidbladnir 4:06 pm 03 Mar 08

Why is the trig point covered in LEDs?

Mr Evil 3:55 pm 03 Mar 08

Excellent work there, Danman!

Love that first images: for some reason it reminds me of the book “Where The Wild Things Are”.

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