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