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 streamer in the bottom right hand corner. Click here for a larger version.

first strike lightning

Details: Nikon D70Nikkor 18-70mm/f3.5-4.5 at 56mm and f4.5. 10 second exposure at iso 200.


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 cloud covering much of England.

aurora in selby north yorkshire

aurora in selby, yorkshire 2005

Details: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm/f3.5-4.5 at 18mm and f4.5. 30 second exposure at iso 200.