Photos from an afternoon trip to Glen Affric, my Nice Place™, in early autumn.
Late in the afternoon I caught a ferry from Oban out to Mull. Several times in the voyage, the light was just amazing. Leaving Oban with sunlight and clouds over Kerrera: An epic vibrant complete double-rainbow seeming to hover just 50yd behind the ferry: Stunning light approaching Mull: There’s something relaxing just simply watching the […]
For the second time, I was lucky enough to see the aurora from Perth, last night. It was quite an impressive display; by the time I got out to darker skies it was quite low above the horizon, but the greens were strong to the naked eye and some strong rays came and went over […]
Noctilucent (“night-shining”) clouds are a rare phenomenon: the highest clouds in the atmosphere, at altitudes between 47-53 miles, consisting of tiny crystals of water ice about 100nm in diameter and requiring very cold temperatures to form. Not fully understood, they are a recently discovered meterological phenomenon with no record of their observation before 1885. They also […]
It’s one of the more common atmospheric-optical phenomena, but I still had to stop and admire this ring of colour in the wispy clouds, sun hidden behind the chimneys.