Star Bridge Warp Speed - Explore No.57 - 24.10.2020
A week or so back, I took the risk of going up to Ribblehead Viaduct in Yorkshire to hopefully take advantage of a small gap in the clouds. The weather app (XCWeather) predicted a 6-hour window of opportunity before more cloud cover came over. The reason for going to Ribblehead is that its location is almost a true Dark Sky area, and the nearest one for me as I live 18 miles north of Manchester and the light pollution just removes any chance of seeing the Milky Way. I had recently bought a new lens and wanted to give it a go at some Astro stuff too.
As I had set up and was taking a vertical pano shot of the viaduct and the sky above I heard a distant train coming rumbling down the tracks, so repositioned the camera so I could get a light trail as the train passed by. I didn't anticipate the strength of the lights on the train and the resulting shot had a science-fiction type feel to it.
The orange light pollution in the distance is from Ingleton and Lancaster, and as these areas were cloud covered, the glow is dispersed more through the cloud cover.
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