Posts about stars

Photographing the Milky Way

I’m certainly no stranger to long-exposure photography. But during the few years that we’ve lived in a flat with a balcony and an unobstructed view of the night sky, I’ve come to realize that I’d never photographed the Milky Way properly. The first time that I can even remember seeing the Milky Way at all was […]

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Niesen, Switzerland

The triangular mountain towers over the Lower Simmen Valley and the towns of Spiez and Faulensee, on the shores of Lake Thun in Switzerland. The glowing clouds behind the mountains in the distance aren’t from towns, but of lightning storms above (respectively) Lenk and Gruyères.

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Niederhorn by Night

Photographed a couple of weeks ago from the Justistal valley, on the far side of the lake from home, by moonlight. This looks like a small outcrop, but is, in fact, about 800m (half a mile) high.

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Simmental by Night

A bitingy cold, clear, starry evening so we headed up to the road from Boltigen to the Jaun Pass, slipping and scrabbling over the snowy road to get an elevated view over the moonlit valley below. Jo and I first went up to see this view when I collected her from the airport on her […]

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Simmental by Night

A bitingy cold, clear, starry evening so we headed up to the road from Boltigen to the Jaun Pass, slipping and scrabbling over the snowy road to get an elevated view over the moonlit valley below. Jo and I first went up to see this view when I collected her from the airport on her […]

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The Warmth of a Winter’s Evening

Thirty seconds in the freezing cold of a Norfolk winter evening, whilst family warmed themselves in front of the fire with teas and coffees. I’ve used Neat Image on this one to reduce the noise caused by ISO 400, which I needed after forgetting my remote control at home in Switzerland (which enables longer timed […]

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Heaven is a warm, cosy home, with sparkling candles, a Christmas tree dusted with (fake) snow, and my love wrapped in a soft blanket with me, watching a good film after eating one of her delicious meals.

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