Horrible Horrible Light Pollution

Driving home this morning I decided to take a couple of photographs to show how bad light pollution in this area has become. Farms are now lit up brighter than Blackpool and Penrith is bathed in such a horrendous glow I’m surprised there’s any wildlife left. However, back to the farm… …there area a number of farms in the area that have taken to illuminating their yards/barns/fields to such a degree that the Sun is no longer needed, in fact I’m sure some of those installing lights are trying to…

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Stars & Planets

I set out this morning to take a couple of early photographs, it wasn’t too early to be out but it was cold. Still, I ended up getting carried away just a bit and decided to try for a panoramic of the stars & planets above the Eden Valley. There was the odd bit of cloud about but not enough to stop me trying, photographing the panoramic took only a few minutes, stitching it together was another matter 😉 click on photograph above for larger version.

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Woops

Today I decided to play with type, I’d had some text in mind for a while but didn’t have the right background for it. Thankfully today I managed a couple of photographs before the Sun came up one of which fit the bill quite nicely. So I tweaked the photograph, trimmed it to size, and then started playing with type. After a few false starts I was getting somewhere and in the end was fairly happy with the result, then I decided to check the text….. Not a problem, it’s…

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Weolcan

I woke fairly early and decided to check the sky, as it was clear I popped out into the garden in the hope of photographing comet Ison. I managed a few ‘star’ photographs before the cloud started to play games, the horizon was clear one minute and obscured the next. I’ve yet to check all the photographs for Ison, but I did like this one star pic. In between looking for Ison I turned the camera towards the Moon. After a while I watched the clouds more than the stars…

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Last photograph…

… of 2012 that is. I had to work New Years Eve again, not that I mind missing out on a hangover 😉 Well, the last time I was off work for New Years Eve I didn’t see midnight anyway as I fell asleep early in the evening. Anyway, I was getting my gear together for a night at work and I looked out of the window, the sky was half clear and the wind was dropping. So, as I’d not had many opportunities to take photographs recently I loaded…

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