Tuesday, 21 August 2012

A rare moment...

Last night I headed up the coast to Dunstanburgh Castle with the aim to capture a star time-lapse. Parking in Craster Harbour and wandering up towards the castle at about 21:00 a few people headed in the opposite direction. On reaching the castle I scouted out the best position, setup my gear and waited.

Clear skies were awaiting, as the light steadily faded a Barn Owl hunted the grounds, with emerging Pipistrelle type bats. I started the time-lapse at 23:30 and settled down for the two and a half hours it would take to complete. An hour or so in a light appeared from the harbour, presumably a boat, suddenly lighting the entirety of the castle. The resulting effect can be seen below.

Back on patch a lone Black-Necked Grebe still lingers.