The photos to the left were taken using a Canon EOS r6 on 22nd Feb 2023 at 10pm, with a Canon 50mm lens, set to f2.8. They were 4 second exposures at 1600 ISO. The lens and exposure time were taken as they provide a fair mimic to what is seen by the human eye. This was a moonless night, with partial cloud. Each image can be clicked on to open as a pop up larger version.
They are numbered from left to right, with the first row being 1 - 3, second row being 4 - 6 etc. The focus was set to infinity for all photos, hence the blurriness on some close up
Images one to six were taken from ground level to the north of Alan's property.
Image one shows the Sunroom and main deck of Alan's house. The dark area at the bottom is the shadow of the easement mount, cast on Alan's house.
Images two to five pan to the right, looking towards the depot. From our vantage here, the light was just above the top of the easement mount.
Image six is looking the other way, to the north east, at the corner of the property on Storeys Road. Despite the posts, gate, and weather station being more than 100m from the light, they are still well illuminated. The water tank at ground level is just in shadow, but illuminated here by light from the streetlight on Southern Cross Drive
Images seven and eight are from ground level, further around, looking towards the sunroom (seven), and onto the decking (eight).
Image nine is taken from around the side of the house, near the easement. The dark area shows the general brightness in locations where the depot light is obscured from view - the glow to the left shows the area where the light is just starting to be visible. Were the light turned off, the entire house would be as dark as the dark area on this photo.
Images ten and eleven show Alan at the entrance to the sunroom, with the depot light behind the photographer, to the left. The reflection of the depot light can be seen in the window of Jonti's library, the other building on the site. It shows how the sunroom is fully illuminated.
Images 12 and 13 show the view from the deck towards the depot. The light is quite dazzling
Images 14 and 15 show the kitchen window with Alan's shadow and the reflection of the light from the depot. Once the protective film is removed from the window at building completion, the light will stream into the house here, illuminating the entire central living area.