Stars and Fells

We had a run out last night to have a starlit drive through the Lakes, okay, I turned the headlights on when it became dark as driving by starlight was proving difficult πŸ˜‰ We did pause a couple of times, and I liked the look of the stars just starting to appear in the sky above Buttermere and Crummock (photo from halfway up Honister).   Then there was the stars above Blencathra…

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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 πŸ˜‰ 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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