Under the stars

I’ve had a few ideas for star filled paintings recently, mainly they’ve been science fiction with sleek space ships zooming around. However the other day I returned to a Tolkien theme of Hobbits wandering under a star filled sky. The main aim was to make the Hobbits just visible enough to be in the painting yet make it believable that they were wandering under the stars with little to no Moon to illuminate the scene. Another aim was to use real star positions rather than just splatter the painting with…

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Snow Day

Our day started far too early as we walked to the end of the lane to see if we could get the car up the hill. There turned out to be far too much snow to bother attempting it so we returned home, decided to take a quick photo of Cassiopeia over the snowy trees… Then I waited for it to get a bit lighter before venturing out again 😉

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Another first

Well, another first of the season anyway. Last night (or rather early early this morning) I decided to take a couple of night sky photographs, I was at work so I could not move far (well I could stand at the bottom of the steps at work and still hear the phone ring so that was my range ;-)). Anyway, here’s a couple of night sky shots from Kirkby Stephen signal box, and finally one of the night sky over Kirkby Stephen station.

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