Got in from work the other evening and there was a mist dropping over the lough. With the land bathed in the light of the full moon and the twinkle of stars adding to the view I set up in the cool damp air. With the temperature around 2 Celsius (35/36 F) it was not a night for standing around, so getting a couple of shots it was coffee time in front of the fire.
Since I’m on the road early in the morning which means it’s still dark and there’s little or no people about. I set up my tripod on the path on the other side of the River Lagan to capture the lights and also the weir on the river. The Island art centre is in Lisburn in county Antrim, Northern Ireland. This part of the river is where the coal barge’s use to bring coal into the city from Belfast. There are no boats on the river now but the tow path that runs along it’s length to Belfast is now a walk/cycle path. It covers around 13 mile and takes in the Lagan valley regional park.
Wallace Park at 6.20am on a cold damp morning with the star’s shining in a clear sky. Just after this photo was taken. a group of joggers passed by and the dog walkers arrived. So a short chat with a couple wanting to know how I can take photo,s in the dark. It was time to pack up and head to work.
Due to early mornings being dark and the light is fading when going home the only time I can shoot is when its dusk or dawn. So have been out early some mornings while on my way to work. This way taken in a car park with the street lights illuminating the tree. With a long exposure and a light wind you can see movement in the branch’s and not the jogger that ran in front of the camera.
Here is a night shot of 1st Presbyterian Church in the town of Saintfield, County Down, Ireland. It was built in 1777 on the old site of the original church which lost it’s roof during a severe wind storm on Christmas Eve 1775. The minister, Rev. Thomas Leslie Birch formed the County Down Society of the United Irish Men and he also took part in the 1798 Rebellion.
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