Astronomy is another childhood passion that unfortunately I haven’t pursued until very recently. It was not until the Summer of 2007 when, by chance, I read an article on astrophotography -in one of the Photography magazines to which I am subscribed- and was amazed to see the high quality photographs which can be achieved with a DSLR –even in your backyard.
Thanks to the help and patience of my neighbour and friend Antonio Fernández (considered one of the best astrophotographers in Spain) I was able to setup an imaging system and learn the basics in a fraction of the time it would have taken me on my own. I remember Antonio telling me at the beginning that this hobby is highly addictive. And he was right!
I would like to thank all the people who have generously shared (either personally or through the Internet) their knowledge and experience in this very technical –and sometimes frustrating- hobby. Without their precious help I would still be light years away from where I am now…
Since Photography is the common denominator to most of my interests and I love experimenting with new techniques, I have recently started aerial photography (AP) and aerial video (AV) using Kites (Kite Aerial Photography, known as KAP),or helium ballons (BAP) and AP done with radio-controlled (RC) Planes. In all these variations of AP I use a video downlink to be able to see what the camera is seeing -tens or hundreds of meters above.
Imaging -using a variety of techniques- is for me one of life's profound pleasures.