Posts Tagged ‘night sky’

“Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?”
― David Baldacci

We wandered out this evening, looking for a red Poppy field to photograph, having seen one a few nights ago. Sadly there weren’t any local (that we could find!) However we did venture to a field that I knew was red a few years ago and to our surprise, found a beautiful spread of white poppies.


The rain was on the horizon which made an interesting hue in the sky, sort of like the sunsets from a few evenings ago. There was Hail, Thunder, sunshine and rain today – a bit of everything except for snow! Rumour has it a tornado almost touched down on the Isle of Wight too…Now that would have made for some fabulous photographs!

We’re taking a break from our very hectic Wedding season, to enjoy a bit of ad hoc photography – sort of whenever and wherever. The evening sunsets are really helping us with that unplanned plan!

My blog title today is the tiniest reference to the latest political happenings in the UK… I mean seriously, the media (social media included) has just exploded the past few days with such, hate, stupid comments, scare-mongering articles and more! Why can’t everyone just sit down somewhere quietly and read a good book….even for a short while…! Enough said on that topic….

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“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Week Three is upon us! This week has seen some fascinating weather across the country. We had random hailstorms that sent cars spinning into fences and hedges within just a few seconds of covering the group. Followed by thunder, lightning, sleet and some gale force winds during the night. Throughout the country there was flooding, even some Thundersnow. (A word we seemed to have made up to describe how it snows during a thunderstorm instead of rains…)


The evenings have been cold, windy and rainy. But this evening gave perfect conditions for capturing the night sky above where we live which is currently (thanks to the developers) without any light polluting street lamps. It also gave me a chance to try star photography – never tried it before and it’s on my list of things to achieve this year! So forgive the amateur-ness…



We braved the -1 degree c temperatures and the frost which was settling on the car even fairly early on and headed up to the park which overlooks the house. It’s a great vantage point, and completely pitch black at the moment. It’s also not completely open yet hence the random bits of scaffolding in the shots.



I had to upgrade my Remote Shutter due to the new camera not having the relevant slot anymore! Quite bemusing, but it seems Sony quietly did away with it without telling anyone. However, remote shutters are amazing and this one is no exception if you’re in the market.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KCCLQAY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00


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