Atlantic Drive

I find that when you go to a place where the sole objective is to just take pictures that the only thing you seem to do is to look around the next corner – you know, just incase you miss something even more spectacular than what you’re already looking at.

This was the case yesterday when I had planned to do some camping for the night around Bloody Foreland.

Every place I came to, to stop I just wanted to continue around the next corner… This may have something to do with not knowing the area or just me being impatient.

Anyway, here’s a long exposure taken along the rocks on the Atlantic Drive.

Lough Foyle at Twilight

This is NOT my best image, nor would I consider it to be in any way good.

However we all have "this place" we go when life throws you a curveball – we go to this place, we sit an relax, we chill the fuck out and think about how we’re going to move on…

This is that place for me. This is where I go and sit for hours on end just watching the world go by and to think on what my next step is to catch the curveball.

Tractor Noctilucent Clouds

During the summer months as some of you are aware us night sky photographers love photography noctilucent clouds, and we all know that usually after a beautiful sunset they will be glowing in the sky from around 1am.

After being woken by a text message around 11PM tonight, I tried to get back to sleep but just couldn’t so I got backup, stuck the camera batteries on charge and decided that I was going to head out for some photos if the noctilucent clouds made appearance.

Trying to think of somewhere close to home is always a nightmare, then I remembered that there was a digger down the road in a field.

I parked up and headed into the field to find it, but I came across this tractor instead.

I knew this was going to be my foreground when capturing the NLC’s.

The inside of the cab is lit up using some led rope lights I have.

Downhill NLC’s

At last! It seems like forever since I last seen these but I’ve finally seen noctilucent clouds for the first time this season!!

Night clouds or noctilucent clouds are tenuous cloud-like phenomena that are the "ragged edge" of a much brighter and pervasive polar cloud layer called polar mesospheric clouds in the upper atmosphere, visible in a deep twilight.