Giant's Causway in Co. Antrim on St. Patrick's night 2012 looking at the majestic conjunction between Venus and Jupiter. I couldn't resist an image with me in it to personalize the scene and with my wireless shutter not working I couldn't take it myself so I attached my new cable release and showed Roisin how to use it, she was a quick learner and figured it out very fast and knew the kind of exposure range which worked too so I headed off into the darkness and across those hexagon rocks which was scary going in the darkness. I eventually made it to the top and Roisin got several great exposures of the scene with me standing at the top. From my high vantage point I felt on top of the world from this special location and for a moment I just stood there soaking up the magic and quickly reflecting on my life as an observer.

I smiled about how when I was young I would watch the stars all night long through my bedroom window where I saw my first meteors and aurora displays, however back then I would never have thought that I would be watching those same stars at the Giant's Causeway at night aged 34, so much has happened between then and now and I have witnessed incredible things so in that moment I gave gratitude to nature for everything. Before I came down I was overwhelmed by a stunning glitter path stretching across the dark sea to where I was standing, this path of light was from the planets themselves which is something I had never seen before with such magnitude, I had to do a double take because I could have sworn it was similar to the glitter path from a near first quarter moon, read the report for more information.* 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.