The aurora images in yesterday's blog were taken from the Northern Lights Hotel at Grindavik. The hotel is situated right next to the Svartsengi Power Station. This is a geothermal power station producing power and pumping hot water. Surplus mineral-rich water from the plant fills up the Blue Lagoon, a popular bathing resort.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Just over 2 hours after arriving at our hotel near Keflavik, the display started while there was still some residual light in the sky. Retired to bed 3 hours later with the display still there and changing. Here are a selection grabbed from the many. It was the best display seen by our guide this winter. I particularly like the Angel of the North flapping her wings.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
We visited St Ives on Saturday for the Interprint Competition and also to spend the afternoon photographing around the town. For those who wanted a bit of direction, we had a phototrail with 6 tasks to complete. I had a go but certainly didn't get a satisfactory image for each of the categories. I was using infrared camera which gives pleasing clarity to the shots.
(1) A picture of or from Chapel Bridge suitable for a Tourist Guide to St Ives
(2) People enjoying their Saturday on Town Quay or in the town
(3) Oliver Cromwell and/or his view of St Ives
(4) All Saints’ Parish Church or Churchyard in Church Street
(5) The Great Ouse
(6) Shopping in St Ives
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Three images form last Saturday taken with a 100mm macro lens as we were expecting to photograph the Orchid Festival in the botanic gardens but they show the quality of this lens.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Barry but borrowed it back to photograph the wonderful interiors in the museum.