The North Western lights
For quite a while now I’ve subscribed to email alerts that promise to warn me when theres a chance of seeing the Aurora in the UK. This was with a plan to drop everything and drive up to the highlands to photograph it if was ever likely to appear when the skies were clear.
So I was a bit annoyed last Thursday to be sitting in front of the TV seeing that the lights were visible as far south as Essex and I didn’t know anything about it!
I went out and saw a very faint haze over the Irish Sea. With a long exposure shot I could see the aurora on the camera screen. But due to all the light pollution from Liverpool and the Wirral it wasn’t visible to the naked eye. With further HDR processing these photos look a lot more dramatic than it actually was. So seeing the lights is still on the ‘bucket list’ if I ever make one!