Milky Way

I was out tonight with another photographer friend who just happened to have the lens I was looking to buy – the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 (which I have now ordered on Amazon) and he was kind enough to let me borrow his for a quick shot of the milky way.

This image isn’t 100%, foreground isn’t in focus, sky is slightly out of focus, and there is a few other things wrong with it that I would fix, but I literally was only doing a quick shot to see what it was capable of.

This is the milkyway over Eglinton this evening.

Over the next few weeks I hope to get a good load of opportunities to photography the milkyway again with my own Tokina 11-16.

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.