noctilove
07
MAR
2016
Aurora Borealis from Yorkshire, England

Aurora season

Spring is aurora season, and just before midnight last night a display of the northern lights lit up the sky. Taking a test shot from the window confirmed the alert from my phone app, so I headed out the door. The display had already started to subside once I’d defrosted...
18
NOV
2015
Orion over Helvellyn

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Orion rises over the jagged slopes of Helvellyn in the Lake District. The figure standing in silhouette on England’s third highest mountain is dwarfed by the constellation. Taken from the lower slopes of Striding Edge, a friend wilfully volunteered to stand on the edge of a...
18
MAR
2015
aurora borealis

Aurora through the mist

Last night a solar storm hit Earth producing one of the strongest auroras of this solar cycle. Unfortunately for me, a misty evening drowned out much of the show. All but for 20 minutes when the silent display flared up strongly enough for me to catch a glimpse…
15
SEP
2014
Twistleton night scene

Twistleton Scars

The Summer Triangle rises above Twistleton Scars in the Yorkshire Dales. The Milky Way bisects the scene with the great Andromeda galaxy visible in the top left of shot.
28
FEB
2014

Northern lights

The Aurora Borealis is a pretty rare sight from England. The last time I saw one was back in January 2005! Last night however, everything came together and the illusive northern lights showed up once more. I know from experience that it pays to check if any auroras are forecast...
15
NOV
2013
Rievaulx abbey night milky way

Rievaulx Abbey

The ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, deep in the North York Moors. The Milky Way arches over the ancient Gothic cathedral.
28
OCT
2013
light the way shreburn in elmet church

Light the way

An eerie scene for Halloween as the Milky Way stretches over All Saints church in the town of Sherburn in Elmet, Yorkshire.
30
SEP
2013
jet black whitby

Jet black

A moonlit night in Whitby, as the Milky Way shines through the gloom on Yorkshire’s Jurassic coastline.
22
JAN
2006
eggborough power station selby

Generator

Winner of ComputerActive’s ‘Digital Photographer of the Year’ 2006 competition.
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