Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Favourite photo from the evening visit to the Giant’s Causeway last Thursday.
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A night of chasing the Aurora.
Last week promised so much. But delivered so little.
The media had been brimming with news of the Sun’s activity which raised the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) over most of the UK.
Thursday night was to be the night when the Sun’s particles would arrive creating the awesome light display.
This was my first time to attempt any landscape photography at night and I was excited about what I would capture. I quickly realised that shooting at night is a different ball game to shooting during the day, I was trying to figure out what to focus on as it was so dark and in future will bring a torch to help with that. Improvising I decided to focus on a star but the one downfall of the Fuji X-E1 is that I don’t believe it’s EVF is good enough for that in pitch black. Fortunately, I had the amazing Fuji 14mm F2.8R lens in my bag so I attached it and set the focus to infinity at f2.8 and that certainly overcame my problem of where to focus.
The elusive aurora did not arrive but I spent a beautiful evening capturing the causeway by moonlight. I have very little knowledge about the sky and the constellations, having said that, it was easy to spot Orion’s belt & The Plough. Here are a few more shots from the night, possibly like you have never seen the Giant’s Causeway before:
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