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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Stars, Planets, and a bit of Aurora

I set off to work a few minutes early this morning so I could take a couple of photographs. I’d been reading reports of the aurora borealis when I woke and decided to try and spot some (I’d have stayed up to watch it during the night but I need my beauty sleep before a long day at work ;-)). The aurora wasn’t really visible to the naked eye when I got to the car park, though every now and then I caught a glimpse. Venus however looked really bright…

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Is it that time already

Standing in the garden at 0400hrs today I stood for a moment and gazed at the stars, then I decided to cut short my morning coffee in order to take a couple of photographs, well you never know when the skies will be clear again. As I focussed the camera I noticed a couple of stars poking above the Pennines and realized that it was Orion making an appearance, I hadn’t realized the season was that far on. Anyway, here’s Jupiter and Venus above the Pennines, lets hope for plenty…

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Night & Day

Sometimes you just have to go with the flow, not in the “follow the crowd” sense, but in the sense that when you’re feeling inspired you should just see what happens. This morning I came home from dropping Julie off for work and the Moon was starting to illuminate a little bit of mist beneath the Pennines whilst Orion stood rather majestically to it’s right. So I grabbed the camera and tripod and proceeded to take far too many photographs, but then you never know in low light what is…

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