88/366 - Aurora Hunting at The Stones

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    Day 88.
    Went halfway around the island last night looking for the northern lights, I hoped to cathc them at the Callanish Stones but as villages lie to the north I had a feeling the light pollution would kill it. I could see a nice glow going on on the trip over but once there you couldn't tell, there was a layer of fog (or smoke from all the moor fires?!) that just added to the yellow glow from the streetlights.

    I've given the saturation a boost in this so this is in no way what was visible to the naked eye but thers definately something going on.
    It would make a great shot seeing the aurora over the Stones so next time theyre out I'm going to blow the power supply to the villages!

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    1. corinne mills 45 months ago | reply

      wow - oh wow!! love it

    2. AdrianMaricic 45 months ago | reply

      Fantastic Colin!

    3. DAZBAZ72 45 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot great

    4. Behind Closed Doors Urbex 45 months ago | reply

      Ohhhh nice! Love the gradient from light pollution to aurora.

    5. - Hob - 45 months ago | reply

      Oh that has me pining for these rocks. Would it have been easier with the light pollution at any of the other circles just along the way. I forget their proper names, but I always remember then as Phillipa and Gary and the other one.

      And as ever, the Callanish joke must be expressed: 'Gneiss one' ;D

    6. Thomas Bonfert 45 months ago | reply

      outstanding shot, very cool!

    7. Notkalvin 45 months ago | reply

      Hella good!

    8. Pikebubbles 45 months ago | reply

      Nice one Colin. Great to see the lights are back once again. Is there a lot of light pollution on Lewis? I thought there wouldn;t be any?!

    9. Colin Cameron ~ Photography ~ 45 months ago | reply

      Pikebubbles it depends where you go, there's quite a big village just north of Callanish but nothing on the other 3 sides. The following shot from the Braigh beach was full of light pollution but the last time I caught the aurora there, there was none at all. There was a bit of fog too which just turned into a polluted glow.
      And up north there was nothing but smoke from moor fires!

    10. The Unexplored 45 months ago | reply

      Whether its aurora or light pollution, it's a great shot.
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