February 5th 2013 at night on the Co. Antrim coast near Portrush. Being near the ocean can bring a mix of extremes with milder air clashing with cold air which is why coastal areas are more unstable and storm savoy during the Autumn and Winter months. I did manage to get a few exposures, the above was a massive squall of snow falling over the sea heading straight for the camera which had arrived from Donegal direction, again this was at 10mm ultra wide so it was huge in reality. The street lights made the snow and clouds orange in the exposure however visually they were a ghostly pale white colour, the snow curtains were huge and looked amazing as they fell on the sea in graceful curves of mottled structure, the entire structures actually looked very intimidating as they approached.

I managed perhaps three exposures before it hit us, I had to grab the camera strap and pull it down hard while holding the tripod to stop it blowing over, this combined with the icy wind cutting through my clothes into my legs and stinging snow in my eyes made for a very challenging shoot. When the squall arrived our mouths dropped with awe as we got treated to a full on battering of sideways snow, hail, and sea foam all combined in one icy mix. The snow flakes were huge and the lumps of foam were stupendous in size like white irregular canon balls whacking against the windows with a slap, it was very exciting to watch, 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.