Matthew Post Fauxtographer

An aspiring photographer in SE Queensland, Australia.
M31 Great Nebula in Andromeda (and M32 & M110) http://flic.kr/p/pG4BD7 My first attempt at pure astrophotography. Hardly what I had hoped for, but pretty amazing to be snapped from the backyard with a regular lens.

This was about 200 of the same photo aligned and stacked on top of one another. Such a different approach to regular photography with a particularly deep learning curve.

M31 Great Nebula in Andromeda (and M32 & M110) http://flic.kr/p/pG4BD7 My first attempt at pure astrophotography. Hardly what I had hoped for, but pretty amazing to be snapped from the backyard with a regular lens.

This was about 200 of the same photo aligned and stacked on top of one another. Such a different approach to regular photography with a particularly deep learning curve.

Transitioning to the Blood Moon http://flic.kr/p/pibs2v Amongst the cloud after the eclipse started, I managed to snap these 4 frames.

I apologise for the qualityof the blood moon, but I simply don’t have fast enough glass to play that game.

Thought the collage worked well thouhg.

Transitioning to the Blood Moon http://flic.kr/p/pibs2v Amongst the cloud after the eclipse started, I managed to snap these 4 frames.

I apologise for the qualityof the blood moon, but I simply don’t have fast enough glass to play that game.

Thought the collage worked well thouhg.

Waiting oh so patiently. http://flic.kr/p/pi78kH We are lucky enough to not have any clouds. I’m snapping about every 15 mins to get a nice sequence.

Waiting oh so patiently. http://flic.kr/p/pi78kH We are lucky enough to not have any clouds. I’m snapping about every 15 mins to get a nice sequence.

Urangan Pier Star Trails http://flic.kr/p/pgm8dF Half hour of the earth’s rotation at the Urangan Pier. 

I had not shot star trails in an easterly aspect and was not sure about how it would turn out.  I must say, I am quietly impressed.

This is 60 x 30 second photos with an extra one for the foreground/lights and another to try and get a bit of burst of light at the end of the trails.

I’m lead to believe there is an eclipse this week, expect an influx of ‘red moon’ or ‘blood moon’ shots.

Urangan Pier Star Trails http://flic.kr/p/pgm8dF Half hour of the earth’s rotation at the Urangan Pier.

I had not shot star trails in an easterly aspect and was not sure about how it would turn out. I must say, I am quietly impressed.

This is 60 x 30 second photos with an extra one for the foreground/lights and another to try and get a bit of burst of light at the end of the trails.

I’m lead to believe there is an eclipse this week, expect an influx of ‘red moon’ or ‘blood moon’ shots.

Another Driveway. http://flic.kr/p/purq2C A 5 image stitch to get this perspective. 

I feel it works better in this portrait perspective rather than the landscape/pano one I had previously posted. 

It was a lovely morning, but I had to get up so early! This shot has a bit more colour in the sky than the one I had previously posted.

Another Driveway. http://flic.kr/p/purq2C A 5 image stitch to get this perspective.

I feel it works better in this portrait perspective rather than the landscape/pano one I had previously posted.

It was a lovely morning, but I had to get up so early! This shot has a bit more colour in the sky than the one I had previously posted.

Hervey Bay Pier http://flic.kr/p/pqQic6 More of the same sorry guys. Not feeling it a this point in time.  Though this picture worked for me.  You can see the work being undertaken on the pier, replacing the pylons.

Hervey Bay Pier http://flic.kr/p/pqQic6 More of the same sorry guys. Not feeling it a this point in time. Though this picture worked for me. You can see the work being undertaken on the pier, replacing the pylons.

Urangan Pier Panorama http://flic.kr/p/p6W4Z8 I had the pleasure of spending a long weekend up in Hervey Bay recently. Unfortunately, I was struck down with a fever and couldn’t even stand in the shade of the pier without shivering. Needless to say, I didn’t make it there at daybreak or days end.

This was a lunch time panorama, with a high-tide.  5 or 6 shot portrait shots with a 10 stop ND filter.  Each 30 seconds a piece.

Looks as though they are replacing all the piers under the pier.

Urangan Pier Panorama http://flic.kr/p/p6W4Z8 I had the pleasure of spending a long weekend up in Hervey Bay recently. Unfortunately, I was struck down with a fever and couldn’t even stand in the shade of the pier without shivering. Needless to say, I didn’t make it there at daybreak or days end.

This was a lunch time panorama, with a high-tide. 5 or 6 shot portrait shots with a 10 stop ND filter. Each 30 seconds a piece.

Looks as though they are replacing all the piers under the pier.

Keep Right http://flic.kr/p/oYvGyT Tides at all the wrong time and being unwell meant that I wasn’t around at the right times to get the images I want.

This one however worked quite well for me. 

I have always like Vassillis Tangoulis’ work, you can check it out here: http://ift.tt/Zpncfb…

Keep Right http://flic.kr/p/oYvGyT Tides at all the wrong time and being unwell meant that I wasn’t around at the right times to get the images I want.

This one however worked quite well for me.

I have always like Vassillis Tangoulis’ work, you can check it out here: http://ift.tt/Zpncfb…

A Cloudy Moon http://flic.kr/p/pbsSWt Remember when full moons were just full moons and not “super” moons?

13 August wasnt one of them.

A Cloudy Moon http://flic.kr/p/pbsSWt Remember when full moons were just full moons and not “super” moons?

13 August wasnt one of them.

Carlo Point Jetty http://flic.kr/p/oRzy53 Heading into another camping trip, another photo from a previous camping trip.

2 minute exposure at sunrise on a very calm morning. I do wish it were high-tide.  Will have a crack at a few more on the next trip.

Carlo Point Jetty http://flic.kr/p/oRzy53 Heading into another camping trip, another photo from a previous camping trip.

2 minute exposure at sunrise on a very calm morning. I do wish it were high-tide. Will have a crack at a few more on the next trip.

Water Balloon II http://flic.kr/p/p5o7iK A water balloon as it burst. 2 flashes, one with a purple gel and the other with orange gel.

Each was fired at about 1/16th power.  

Timing again was an issue, but think it was captured well.

Water Balloon II http://flic.kr/p/p5o7iK A water balloon as it burst. 2 flashes, one with a purple gel and the other with orange gel.

Each was fired at about 1/16th power.

Timing again was an issue, but think it was captured well.

Strawberry Drop http://flic.kr/p/oLbjvh Strawberry + martini glass + inside out metallica t-shirt + red tile.

My camera club had “water” as a theme. I played with some high-speed photography, well atleast attempt to.

This was shot with 2 strobes at 1/16th power, snooted immediately right/left. Timing was the biggest problem, but I got this shot which I was most happy with.

Strawberry Drop http://flic.kr/p/oLbjvh Strawberry + martini glass + inside out metallica t-shirt + red tile.

My camera club had “water” as a theme. I played with some high-speed photography, well atleast attempt to.

This was shot with 2 strobes at 1/16th power, snooted immediately right/left. Timing was the biggest problem, but I got this shot which I was most happy with.

Not So Deep Creek http://flic.kr/p/oRPKCP Some glorious colours in this shot. Made me want to get a yellow/blue polarizer.

Looking forward to a trip away in the near future which will hopefully reinvigorate my desire to go and take photos. With a few weekends of miserable weather and other commitments, I will have to blow the dust off the camera.

Not So Deep Creek http://flic.kr/p/oRPKCP Some glorious colours in this shot. Made me want to get a yellow/blue polarizer.

Looking forward to a trip away in the near future which will hopefully reinvigorate my desire to go and take photos. With a few weekends of miserable weather and other commitments, I will have to blow the dust off the camera.

The Retort House http://flic.kr/p/oskz4H A black and white taken on the photo.

Note the light in the windows, this involved a brisk jog up the hill with the self-timer on and then waving the worlds dullest torch around the inside of the building.

A 30 second exposure with a decent amount of wind around.

I should try and head here on a clear night and see what kind of stars I can get.

My mother took some shots this night as well. This is one of them:- http://ift.tt/1qbLKy7

The Retort House http://flic.kr/p/oskz4H A black and white taken on the photo.

Note the light in the windows, this involved a brisk jog up the hill with the self-timer on and then waving the worlds dullest torch around the inside of the building.

A 30 second exposure with a decent amount of wind around.

I should try and head here on a clear night and see what kind of stars I can get.

My mother took some shots this night as well. This is one of them:- http://ift.tt/1qbLKy7

The Track Home http://flic.kr/p/oCUixw A 5 image stitch of a wonderful scene. The colour was sucked out of the sky only seconds before I took these photos. It was a spectacular sunrise.

I do quite like the clouds in this shot.  I had tried to shoot this location before with limited success.

The Track Home http://flic.kr/p/oCUixw A 5 image stitch of a wonderful scene. The colour was sucked out of the sky only seconds before I took these photos. It was a spectacular sunrise.

I do quite like the clouds in this shot. I had tried to shoot this location before with limited success.