Chasing night storms at Ballintoy Harbour along the Co. Antrim coast on December 4th 2011, parked on high ground half way down the twisting road into the harbour where we took in the sky. It was cold with strong gusts of wind and plenty going on in the sky, I could see a tall line of convection with updraught towers and low-topped cbs crossing the sea at close range between the coast and Rathlin Island. It isn't easy taking exposures of storm clouds at night with strong winds shaking the camera and a painful wind chill added to the task however I was quite distracted from this by the sight of beautiful convective clouds at night, in reality the bases were pitch black and couldn't be seen however the cloud tops were visible because of the moon which made for some lovely light, it really is impossible to convey this on camera. The above image shows the rear of these showers moving from L to R with a nice RFB visible under the flanking area to the R of centre. The red light is from a sweeping lighthouse beam on Rathlin Island itself, read the full image report from this night here. * All images are available for sale in the form of photo prints, canvas or digital files for licensing, if you are interested in a purchase simply drop me an email.