Iceland, the land of ice and fire. This land has been on my bucket list of places to travel to for a long time now, both as a Northern Lights destination and as a landscape photographers haven. I repeatedly postponed my travels here for one reason or another, but honestly mostly due to my affinity… Read More Our Icelandic Odyssey
Hi all you lovely Aurora Borealis fanatics =) I recently returned from a lovely trip to the Arctic once again, to Ivalo in Finland. My readers will probably know by now that I tend to put a lot of research into each destination in terms of light pollution, easy of access, amenities and available activities.… Read More Guesthouse Husky, Ivalo
Hey everyone 🙂 I thought it would be a nice follow up to my previous post on everything to do with the Northern Lights (or as much as I could think of hah) to lead with a tutorial on how to capture them. What equipment do I need to capture the Aurora Borealis? What settings… Read More Photography guide to capturing the Northern Lights
The Aurora Borealis – Everything you need to know What causes the Aurora Borealis? What triggers high intensity Auroras? What’s the best time of the year to see the Aurora Borealis? Where are the best places to see the Northern Lights? My top 5 Places to see the Northern Lights Can the Northern Lights be… Read More The Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights) – Everything you need to know
After several months of practice and trying to perfect my technique I thought it was time to share what I’ve learnt. Hopefully with the help of this tutorial you’ll all be creating beautiful timelapse movies in no time! What is time-lapse photography? Basically, time lapse photography is the process by which multiple photographs are taken,… Read More Time Lapse Photography Tutorial – The Do’s and Dont’s
This posts been a long time coming! Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write up. I curse the rat race *waves fist in the air defiantly*! Back in February of 2012, I travelled up to Abisko in the far north of Sweden. It’s a beautiful little town up in the Arctic circle, with… Read More My little Aurora expedition
Figuratively speaking ofcourse! So I’ve decided! The decision I wish I’d known was the right one 7 years ago! This October I’ll be starting my course in Astronomy! If only we had the power of hindsight in the present day we’d make all the best decisions! 🙂 It’s funny, I’m sure it’s the same for… Read More Cosmos here I come!
So here we are in Abisko! A beautiful pristine lodge pretty much in the middle of nowhere 🙂 My kind of place! After a pretty uneventful arrival and rental car pickup we had a lovely drive from Kiruna airport to the Abisko Mountain Lodge. The weather wasn’t too promising on arrival, pretty much clouded over… Read More An Abisko welcome
En route to Kiruna! Sooo after a nice short weekend in London it’s time to head over to Kiruna! Had a great time, got to see the Lion King Musical it was great, although truth be told Wicked was better, unfortunately I also believe Wicked to be one of the very top shows so poor… Read More Weekend in London
I’ve been meaning to write this type of post for a while now, some recent events have spurred me on! It’s something that has always meant quite a lot to me. See I’m a daydreamer, a stargazer, a wonderer 🙂 When I have a moment to myself, I’m often someplace far removed from where I… Read More We have no time, to Stop & Stare.
I am so jealous! 🙂 It looks like it’s going to be a great show tonight for all you Aurora Borealis fans out there. The results of the suns Coronal Mass Ejections (CME’s) a few days ago from sunspot 1401 are starting to take shape! Major show expected around 6am UTC. Can’t wait to see… Read More Big show tonight for all you Northerners!
W00p! I soooo excited! I’m going to spend a week with Aurora Hunters in Ivalo! I just happen to be ever so slightly bonkers about the Aurora Borealis. Ok not slightly I’m totally obsessed. Having made 7 odd trips in the last 5 years I’m hooked! So any chance I get really I’m researching different… Read More A week with Aurora Hunters?
After a day in Milford sound, we headed east to Dunedin for a couple of days. Highlight was the beach horse trek we took. It had been a good 12 months since I’d ridden a horse, and for Sab it was her first time 🙂 Views were amazing and the ride was great.
After driving down from Queenstown to Te Anau, we drove 2 hours into Milford Sound, and then took a cruise into the sound 🙂 Was a nice day until we got into the sound where it started getting cloudy. The drive into the park was alot more picturesque than the cruise itself.
From Abel Tasman we made our way south towards Fox Glacier, which is a town just past Franz Josef. It literally is just a small tourist town with a population of about 300 and more hotels than you could shake a stick at. Still, as has become the norm here, the scenery was just stunning,… Read More Fox Glacier
Some pics from our stops in Nelson, Motueka and Abel Tasman National Park where we went kayaking with Willeh McSchmok!!! Heading south to Westport next as a stopover to Fox Glacier. Nelson Motueka Abel Tasman National Park
I’ll be blunt – to say that we disliked Rarotonga would be an understatement. Let us put aside for a moment the fact that we got picked up from the airport in what could only be described as a PWD jeep which they saw fit to squeeze 10ppl into + bags (“oh just sit on… Read More Rarotonga & New Zealand’s North Island
San Francisco was our last major stop on our US road trip. From there on, we needed to head back down to LA for our flight to Rarotonga, but as it was a very long drive we decided to break it up a bit and spend two nights along some of the seaside towns peppered… Read More Santa Cruz & Cambria
After a few uneventful days in Lake Tahoe (its the sort of place thats probably really pretty in the winter, but looked a bit dreary in miserable autumn weather), we headed down to San Francisco. The drive over the Bay and Golden Gate bridges were obviously a highlight. As was the afternoon we spent at… Read More San Francisco