Thursday, 27 March 2014

Northern Lights in Essex

A couple of weeks ago, I saw reports on Facebook and Twitter of northern lights (aurora) being visible as far south as Essex, and even a couple of photos from Brentwood (here and here), showing amazing displays.  Normally you would need to be much further north to see these, many people traveling to the arctic regions of Norway for instance, but here was a chance to see them locally, so I jumped in the car.

Unfortunately I'd missed the best show, but still spent an enjoyable hour or so shooting star scenes, something reminiscent of the photography that Jordy at Cameraworld does.  The following day whilst reviewing the photos I did detect a feint colouration to the north (first image below), but it just wasn't what I was after.  Ah well, maybe next time I'll be better prepared, and more sure of what settings are likely to give the best results.

Pentax K-5, Pentax DA 16-45mm f/4 lens @ 16mm, f/5.6, 10s, ISO3200, tripod.

Pentax K-5, Pentax DA 16-45mm f/4 lens @ 16mm, f/5.6, 10s, ISO3200, tripod.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Outdoor Photography Pentax K-3 Review

I was very pleased to receive my copy of this month's Outdoor Photography magazine through the ... Read more »

Friday, 31 January 2014

Sigma 350-1200mm Lens - Pentax PK fit

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Friday, 27 December 2013

Private Tuition Vouchers

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Monday, 18 November 2013

Monday, 14 October 2013

Toadstools at Hanningfield

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Friday, 6 September 2013

Free Advice Day at Cameraworld

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

New Forest Workshop

A couple of weeks ago I went down to the New Forest to run a workshop for the Lloyds Register Ca... Read more »

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Macro Bee

Taken during my macro workshop at Hanningfield Reservoir a few weeks back, this was shot with my... Read more »

Sunday, 9 June 2013


Just a quick one from a trip to Colchester Zoo last week, a close crop on just the neck of one o... Read more »