Starry Starry Night
Nikon D70 @ 18mm, 583 secs, f/5, ISO 200
Sorry about the slow update, but I've been tinkering about with the design of the site. I want to try and get some more consistency back with the format.
This one was taken over new year while I was away. I know I said I was going to Berwick, but it was nearer Eyemouth, so I was actually still in Scotland. We stayed in a cottage in a fairly remote area and so there was very little light pollution from the surrounding areas. On one of my coal trips outside I noticed that the sky was completely clear - no clouds at all - and the stars were absolutely amazing. I don't think I've ever seen the stars so bright, or so many of them for that matter - there were simply thousands of them. Really, everywhere you looked the sky was packed full of them.
So I could hardly pass up this opportunity! Got the thermals on and headed out. Naturally the clouds started to come out just as I was getting my compositions right, but I was still very pleased with this one. It was actually the last shot I took before my battery died - I've really got to get some replacement batteries for these long exposures in sub zero temperatures!
The shot was taken just 5 minutes from our cottage at Coldingham loch. The boat stayed remarkably still considering it was a 9 minute exposure.