Last photograph…

… of 2012 that is. I had to work New Years Eve again, not that I mind missing out on a hangover πŸ˜‰ 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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Moonlit Morning

Went out for a few photographs before the Sun popped up today, quite enjoyed the long exposures with the clouds moving, would have been nice to have had a clearer view of the hills as well though. Not sure what caused those two lights in front of the cloud on this last photo, didn’t notice anything when I took them, but then I wasn’t looking up there πŸ˜‰

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