Super Moon UK Night Sky

Hunter’s Super Moon published in the Guardian and Sun newspapers.

For a while now I have been after a moon rising over a lighthouse for part of my “Light in the Dark” project.  The chance came on October the 16th 2016 with a Hunter’s Super Moon aligning over the Inner Farne lighthouse situated on the Farne Isles.  I aimed to shoot it rising with a Nikon 200-500mm lens and a 1.4 mark 3 Nikon converter from the beach next to Bamburgh Castle.

After meticulous planning, the day came and I headed north from Derbyshire up to Northumberland, the weather was a little shifty but it looked like a 60/70% chance of clear skies.  Arriving near the castle and walking up to the top of the dunes it became apparent that it was far too hazy to produce a clear shot, on top of this, there was a cloud bank on the horizon that would stifle any attempt at aligning the moon directly behind the lighthouse.

I decided to persevere and slowly the moon broke out of the cloud just above the lighthouse.  I continued to manoeuvre down the beach shooting and was rewarded with the published shots.

Throughout 2017 I will be continuing to run my nightscape photography workshops throughout the south west of England, the Scottish Highlands, Cyprus, and Greece; for further information please see the workshop section of my website here.

Featured Night Sky and Landscape Photography Workshop

27th October – 4th November 2018 

The Italian Dolomites nestle within the south of the European Alps with mountain passes, ski lift and cable access to some of the most stunning mountain scenery Europe has to offer.  This photography tour focuses on catching the amazing autumn colours in the spectacular Alpine light and starlit mountainscapes.

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