Firework Fail – Went out to catch the Scottish Air Show fireworks from Greenan Castle (Fireworks should of been just to the left by the street lights) from 9pm – 10pm advertised and nothing happened! Apparently after Googling turns out they started early because of bad weather and it must of only lasted 15mins as I got here at 9.05pm and saw nothing. To top that it must of been daylight when they started as I sat around from 9.05pm thinking this is too bright to have fireworks they must be waiting for it to get dark.. doh!
I’m subscribed to the aurora borealis watchlist in the UK and when theres a chance of the aurora borealis being visible in the North of the UK they send out notifications. One of which I got tonight, if your interested in receiving an email notification your self then just visit http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk
However it was very cloudy and raining here tonight but there was a break in the rain so I slipped out at 1am to see what it was like. I popped down to Dunure castle but no sign of anything dramatic happening in the sky. There was a small break in the heavy clouds that I managed to see some stars through.
Dalrymple, East Ayrshire a little town north of the Galloway forest park. Within the Galloway forrest park you have the Dark Skies park an excellent area to view the stars as one of the darkest non-light polluted areas and on a good night not to bad at Dalrymple although a little cloudy on this night.
30 second exposure at ISO 1600 f2.8
Late last night, got the photo bug so went out with my camera and found an interesting old viaduct just 10 minutes from our house. Trudged around in a wet boggy field for a couple of hours but got a few interesting shots and then waited half hour for a car to finally come by to catch a wee car trail under the viaduct.
Latitude, longitude 55.404481N, 4.570704W
While in Barcelona for a week I took a night out on my own to photograph the Sagrada Familia and around the Gothic Quarter. I got down to the Sagrada Familia shortly after 10pm which gave me till 12am to get some shots in before the lights went out on the Church at midnight, always seems to be very busy outside but as the widest lens I had was a fixed 24mm that was fine as all my shots where up avoiding any people.
After midnight I headed down to the Gothic Quarter which as I was expecting was quite eerie to wander the tight, dark narrow streets after dark. Some of the little dark streets you will find the odd drug dealer whom where very cheerie and friendly although a few minutes chat to break the ice and move on I’d recommend then you turn another corner and find a few folk just chilling like here.