noctilove
05
AUG
2013
lightning selby north yorkshire

Night storm

We only get a hand full of night time lightning storms each year, so I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to test out the new Nikon D7000 on one of my favourite low light subjects. It turned out to be a spectacular storm and some of my best lightning shots to date. Click...
04
APR
2013
panstarrs and andromeda

Comet PANSTARRS & Andromeda

At the mercy of the weather for the last couple of weeks, I finally managed to grab a shot of comet PANSTARRS C/2011 L4 with a clear sky. Luckily for me, the clear night coincided with the comet gliding past the Andromeda galaxy. Still quite low on the horizon, it was only just...
20
NOV
2007
comet holmes 2007

Comet Holmes

Comet Holmes was an unusual looking comet, with its huge coma making it look almost jellyfish like. Although I only had my Nikon D70 and a static tripod back in 2007, the comet was bright enough (and big enough!) to take some single photographs as it passed overhead during...
10
JAN
2007
Comet McNaught

Comet McNaught – C/2006 P1

Images taken on the afternoon of the 10th of January 2007 at around 4.30pm, half an hour after sunset, with the comet at a magnitude of -2.2. Comet McNaught went on to become a stunning comet which lit up the skies of the southern hemisphere. Becoming one of the greatest comets...
22
JAN
2006
eggborough power station selby

Generator

Winner of ComputerActive’s ‘Digital Photographer of the Year’ 2006 competition.
23
SEP
2005
first strike lightning

First Strike

A massive strike of lightning fractures the sky over Leeds, Yorkshire. This was the very first shot of a thunderstorm I took on the way home from work one evening in September 2005. Still probably the best strike I’ve ever witnessed. The shot also captures a rare upward...
22
JAN
2005
aurora in selby, yorkshire 2005

2005 Aurora

A spectacular display of the Aurora Borealis as seen form North Yorkshire in January 2005. This satellite image shows the extent of the Northern Lights over the UK and Northern Europe on the night of the 21st January. Thankfully I was just on the right side of a large bank of...