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Dunluce Castle At Night - May 30/31st

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« on: May 31, 2011, 03:43:40 pm »

I spent the entire night an the north coast hoping to see an early NLC display or distant storms over the ocean however all was quiet. It was however a beautiful night so I took images of Dunluce Castle with the blue twilight sky reflecting on the sea with stars aloft. The latter two images are 60 sec exposures. This is looking directly N so amazing photo potential for NLCs over the castle. Saw a fireball over the castle, green head with long orange tail, it was a beauty but was above my frame. Tinypic resizing kills image quality so check out my site for larger versions.

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The light trail in the last one is from a distant fishing vessel
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011, 04:37:04 pm »

Great shots Martin, that will definitely be a prime spot for NLC's when the time comes.
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011, 05:33:42 pm »

Very nice images Martin!  I can imagine Dunluce Castle will be featuring on Spaceweather once the NLCs start proper Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011, 06:28:29 pm »

Thanks Richard and Mark, getting a 'proper' NLC display over that castle would make for a remarkable image...I also want to get night lightning over/behind it too and star trails....I hope to catch an NLC display or two over the castle over the next two months....but fuel is expensive!!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 09:48:11 pm »

Great images Martin will have another look when I return home, currently down on the Cornish coast with limited phone and GPRS signal.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011, 01:20:51 pm »

Cheers Anton - hope your'e having a great time at the coast  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2011, 10:24:42 pm »

That's a great location,Matin. You've featured it a few times at different times of the day and night and given us some wonderful shots-wouldn't a CG look great there. I thought I needed to know about this castle so here's the history http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunluce_Castle#History
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