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« on: October 31, 2010, 07:24:21 pm »



Taken during the early morning hours of Halloween showing Downhill Temple on the N coast. Conor and I where visiting the area yet again for more test shots, the stars and Milky Way were amazing, the view of Ursa Major from the beach was outstanding, sky was pitch black in that direction, perfect for aurora photography, all we need is a CME to hit now! 18mm ISO1600 55 sec's.
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010, 10:17:05 pm »

Fantastic shot Martin!  With a location and sky conditions like that I can see ypu're going to get some fantastic aurora pics.  LOTS of opportunity!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 10:24:38 pm »

Such a beautiful setting and foreground for so many different photo opportunities. I take it the ruins are being illuminated by moonlight. Great backdrop!
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2010, 01:33:28 am »

Stunning shot Martin, marvelous potential there on the north coast.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2010, 11:24:55 am »

Yet another camera-friendly location Martin for future opportunities, great image looks very impressive.

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2010, 12:22:28 pm »

Cheers everyone!, Richard, yes the ruins are illuminated by weak moonlight and the distant lights from Portrush. Saw a mag -7 fireball too and bright Orionid activity. The Gegenschein was jumping out from the sky, great place to be.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 02:27:23 pm »

Nice one Martin the ruins work well. What happened to the temple?
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010, 04:26:02 pm »

Cheers Dave, not sure what happened to the Temple, but here's some more info on it...

http://www.walkni.com/Walk.aspx?ID=112

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mussenden_Temple
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 07:27:15 pm »

Nice image Martin sure looks dark up there!

Dave, Downhill House was destroyed by fire in 1851 refurbished and used to house troops during WW2, it fell into ruin after the war. Here's some more info........
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downhill_House
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2010, 08:05:02 pm »

Thanks for adding the links John - I've learned something new myself  Smiley
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