A couple silhouetted at the peak of Ben Ann It is a little uncanny that there is a lunar eclipse when we celebrate 50 years of the moon landing. Anyway, this photo we started planning about 8 months ago when Susan & Jonny told me that they didn't want a standard photo-shoot. Taking a photo in front of a rising eclipsing moon seemed to be non-standard enough! ? the initial plan was to climb Ben Ime & Nairn, however the weather was not playing ball. So at the last minute we changed it to Ben Ann. Sadly is was still mega cloudy and
tap,, tap, tap is this blog posting thingy working? :) Twilight still reigns supreme up here in Scotland but I could not resist having a wee junket in to the hills! I have to thank Iain Struthers Photography for the loan of the awesome 200-400m lens that I carried up Ben Ime. You can see photos of the rig and my dignified victory dance in the comments! this is the 200-400mm with a 2x teleconverter on
Crawick Multiverse in southern Scotland is a former open-cast coal mine that has been given a celestial makeover. With stone circles representing the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, it’s now a vast land art project that was described by its architect as “a cosmic landscape worthy of the ancients.” With the Milky Way looping across it like some great galactic rainbow, this shot always makes me consider the fleeting fragility of human life when contrasted with the unimaginable vastness of the universe.