On a New Year's Eve night time storm shoot at Downill beach along the north coast of N. Ireland during 2012, my partner and I had a break and got two mugs filled with tea and just as I sat down to relax I looked out the window and got a shock, the tops of those distant towers could be seen above the tall hedge which blocked the beach from view so within the time it took us to walk to the car and pour the flask these updraughts must have surged in size, I left my tea behind with only a sip taken, grabbed the gear and made my way over for a shot before the moment was lost, there was no time to walk the normal way around to the entrance so I climbed an embankment, jumped over the fence, navigated across a railway track then jumped a second wire fence and landed on top of a high formation of sand dunes flanking the beach with lots of sharp grass blowing everywhere, I got the tripod level and began to shoot, this was at 18mm. These images don't do the scene justice at all, visually this was a stunning sight, the convection was huge in size despite the base being quite far away off shore with numerous embedded towers and young anvils all lit by the most spectacular and eerie light from the moon which was beyond words, 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.