Late in the night with the BBC's The One Show filming a short feature about the aurora at Ballintoy Harbour. By 01.30 it was still cloudy and with the charts indicating no aurora activity yet the crew decided to call it a night and go back as other work needed to be done including some much needed rest for the following day. I decided to stay longer as I wanted to get in some photography and also because fellow photographer Paul Martin from Omagh was on location with us doing photography and after the same thing so Paul and I spent the rest of the night taking exposures of the convection over the ocean and within a short time span the sky was completely clear and utterly beautiful in every direction however the aurora never appeared. The image above shows Paul in action on the Ballintoy coast with stars and moonlit convection, it was a nasty night with a notable wind chill and at times we had to take shelter from the showers and wind in a large cave. We relocated to the E side of the harbour exploring new territory under a brilliant starry sky however we decided to end the session as both of us were tired and cold and the sky was behaving itself, it was a long drive for both of us and I was back home for 04.00 and I felt chilled to the bone and sleep was met with open arms, 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.