This wasn't easy, way too much citylight around and the Moon was playing Peekaboo with the clouds. And was this a supermoon... I doubt, yesterday I saw a supermoon and tonight I saw an eclipse but a supermoon eclipse as promised, no I don't think so. Not sure if it was worthwhile to miss my sleep. :-)
Sept 7th, 2015 - 10:20PM (UK)
I was counting my lucky stars on this particular evening... A double-dose and truly amazing display of two natural phenomenon that I've only ever dreamed I would capture in one shot together, but this night was the night, these are the brief moments I live for... :-)
As the aurora conditions were looking good throughout the early evening, I headed out shortly before darkness to a local beach on Anglesey, and waited for the darkness and clouds to co-operate and hopefully show me some northern light... But once it got dark enough, I noticed that that the waves crashing onto the beach were sparkling and lighting up in electric-blue light. I've seen those before and recognised what it was straight away, so I was over the rocks from my original position and onto the beach in a shot...!
While I was walking over, the pebbles under my feet were sparkling from the small dinoflagellate creatures that emit this very brief spark of blue light when they're disturbed my movement, and I watched the waves roll in for a couple of hours sparkling like lightning in the sea, while the aurora danced overhead - an amazing night on Anglesey, the island where the magic happens :-)
I just went through my archive searching for pictures for my new homepage, when I found this one. It shows Rainbow Falls near Kerikeri in New Zealand. I remember that refreshing drizzle in the face, the lush green and the paradise like scene...
Powershell Administrator Command Prompt:
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableLUA" -Value "0"
shutdown -r -t 0
This is the interior of the Blue Mosque in the Old City of Istanbul. It's proper name is the Sultan Armet Mosque, and it was completed in 1616.
This is through the Samyang 7.5mm fish-eye on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (some manual de-fishing) at ISO1600 1/13 sec
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