May 2016

Photographing Radio Rivals

Who are Radio Rivals you may be wondering. Well Radio Rivals are a Preston based 4 piece Hip- Hop/Rock band. I know them through my fiend Michael who also happens to be the sampler in the band.  Radio Rivals are made up of Nathan (aka Rival Technique), Rapper/MC, Cooko, Guitar/Bassist, Michael, Sampler, and Warren, Drummer. They play Hip-Hop/Rock music and are extremely good at it.

I have previously worked with them to produce their first music video for their single Tuned In, you can see that below or on their YouTube Channel.

Working with them this time was very different. They were scheduled to perform at The Ferret in Preston as part of the new Hip-Hop Thursdays music night. This was the first Hip-Hop night that The Ferret has held and, coincidentally, it was also Radio Rivals first ever live performance. I had previously offered to photograph them if they ever needed it and this was the perfect opportunity. Well in advance of the performance I contacted the band and offered to come down and take some pictures for them, once that was confirmed I also contact the venue (The Ferret) to get their permission to use flash photography, which was also confirmed.

 Nathan, Radio Rivals - Hip-Hop Thursdays, The Ferret, Preston, England 26/05/2016

Nathan, Radio Rivals - Hip-Hop Thursdays, The Ferret, Preston, England 26/05/2016

The night ran a little behind schedule with the acts only starting at around 9pm. Before Radio Rivals were 4 other acts, which I did photograph on behalf of the venue (if you would like to see those pictures you can do here on my Facebook page). All the acts varied massively throughout the night but we're all super talented and really impressed the small audience. Radio Rivals final got on stage at around 11:30pm and started as they meant to go on. With a bang!

 Michael, Radio Rivals - Hip-Hop Thursdays, The Ferret, Preston, England 26/05/2016

Michael, Radio Rivals - Hip-Hop Thursdays, The Ferret, Preston, England 26/05/2016

They performed for about 40minutes and played a super intense set of all original songs. Myself and the audience were impressed beyond belief at the set and left us wanting more! Throughout the 40minutes I scuttled around in front of the stage to get as many pictures as possible of all members. Nathan and Cooko were easiest to photograph as they had nothing in front of them blocking my view and were both very animated, which made for some great photos. Michael and Warren both had things hiding them from certain angles, but I did my best and still came away with some great pictures.

 Cooko, Radio Rivals - Hip-Hop Thursdays, The Ferret, Preston, England 26/05/2016

Cooko, Radio Rivals - Hip-Hop Thursdays, The Ferret, Preston, England 26/05/2016

Cooko has to be the most animated and intense guitarist I have ever seen perform live. He swing and jumps and headbangs his way around the stage, playing guitar extremely well at the same time. Nathan tends to stand more still but speaks with his hands and his facial expressions are great to photograph. Warren is the most precise drummer I've ever come across and finds time between hits to express himself with his head and arms. Michael keeps his head down but has so many things in front of him that he is always on the move, nodding his head along to the pulse of the song getting very in the zone.

 Warren, Radio Rivals - Hip-Hop Thursdays, The Ferret, Preston, England 26/05/2016

Warren, Radio Rivals - Hip-Hop Thursdays, The Ferret, Preston, England 26/05/2016

Like I mentioned before Radio Rivals 40minute set was intense from start to finish and so impressive for their first live performance that they had the whole room cheering for more, they completely smashed it for their first live performance! Considering this was my first time photographing a proper gig, and using off camera flash, I am so happy with the pictures I came away with and I'm so proud of the band for doing so well and winning everyone over.

 Cooko & Nathan, Radio Rivals - Hip-Hop Thursdays, The Ferret, Preston, England 26/05/2016

Cooko & Nathan, Radio Rivals - Hip-Hop Thursdays, The Ferret, Preston, England 26/05/2016

It would be awesome if you could give Radio Rivals a follow on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as they deserve all the support they get, and if they ever play a show near you I whole heartedly recommend you go because they are just amazing to watch and they songs are killer! 

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Rob

Penwortham Live

So now I’m home I am going to have to keep myself busy to keep content coming for you. The style of posts/images are going to change and vary quite a lot but stick with me.

The first photo related thing I’ve done since being home is photograph a small local concert. The concert being Penwortham Live. Penwortham Live is held once a year at the end of May over 2 nights, a Friday and Saturday, over multiple venues around Penwortham. I based myself at the Priory Lane Youth & Community Centre, with a friend who was running the night at that venue.

 Vertigo & The Vines - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

Vertigo & The Vines - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

The first act I photographed was a band called Vertigo & The Vines. They are a young, local, 3 piece band who play a mix of original songs and covers. Considering they are only young they are a very good act, play well together and have a lot of potential. Most of the shots I got of them were very dark and shadowy but I’m extremely happy with the the images I have in the gallery. Vertigo & The Vines played a 45 minute set and really pleased the crowd.

 DJ Dan - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

DJ Dan - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

In between acts the organisers at the youth centre had a DJ playing original material whilst they set up for the next act. Again he was local and young but immensely talented and his original compositions and remixes were that impressive you'd think he’d being DJing/producing for much longer than he has.

 Connor Banks - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

Connor Banks - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

The 2nd act was a young teenage lad called Connor Banks, for his age he was as talented and precise as someone 2 or 3 times his age. He takes lots of influence from artists such as Ed Sheeran and Jack Garret, as he plays acoustically and uses a loop pedal to fill out parts of songs. Most of his set was filled with covers but he did throw in a couple of original songs to show his writing talent. Like Vertigo & The Vines he played a 45 minute set and seriously impressed the audience.

 The Songbirds - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

The Songbirds - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

The final act I photographed was an all female vocal group called The Songbirds. The Songbirds varied in age from 15 up to 19 and consisted of 4 members. Each member was a beautiful singer and performed their own pieces throughout their 45 minute set. I actually only photographed part of their set as I had to leave the event early. I caught the first full group piece and 2 pieces of 3 of the 4 members before I had to leave. I was seriously impressed by each members talent and how well rehearsed they were.

Like I said I had to leave the event early but came away with pictures I was more than happy with. Penwortham Live is held every year at the end of May over a Friday and Saturday night. Entry to the event is £5 per wristband per adult and gets you into all the venues, entry for children is free.

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Rob

Caribbean Round-Up

My trip has now come to an end, I am home and back to (some kind of) normality. It’s been over a week since I returned to blighty and by scheduled content has all now been posted, which means it’s time for a round-up of my favourite images from the trip!

Before I start though, if you have missed any of the posts from the last 4 months then they will all be linked throughout this round-up.

 Propellor - Grenada Marine, St. Davids, Grenada 07/01/2016

Propellor - Grenada Marine, St. Davids, Grenada 07/01/2016

Our trip started in Grenada, where the boat had been played up at the end of last season, and when we arrived our first full day was spent at the boat yard checking the boat over and starting to get things in some kind of order. I really love this pictures of one of the propellors, it’s closed and still and had been like that for the past 6/7months but still looked barely used. It was quite an obvious picture to take but i’m pleased with the way it came out. I actually had trouble taking this image as there was a support right in the way so I had to contort around it to get the composition that I wanted.

This picture features in my Hello Grenada! post.

 Bonfire - Mount Cinnamon Hotel, Grand Anse, Grenada 08/01/2016

Bonfire - Mount Cinnamon Hotel, Grand Anse, Grenada 08/01/2016

The next picture that really stands out to me is this one of a bonfire. This was actually taken the day after the picture of the propellor. We were sat at the beach bar one evening, knowing there would be a bonfire that night but we never expected it to be as big as it was! The thing was huge! Almost 10ft tall before it was lit, and the flames jumped and danced up to well over 15ft. I had taken my camera down with me that night to photograph the bonfire but never expected the magnitude it would be. All the images came out perfect but this one if my favourite from the set.

This picture also features in my Hello Grenada! post.

 Ivan & Brenda - Pitons Bay, St. Lucia 29/01/2016

Ivan & Brenda - Pitons Bay, St. Lucia 29/01/2016

After a mishap in Grenada we skipped up to St. Lucia for some emergency repairs to our water maker. Whilst waiting for the parts to arrive we headed down to the Pitons for a couple of nights. On one of the days myself and our crew headed out on a hike to find the start of the Piton trail. As we neared the trail head we came across these 2 little guys. This picture will always stand out to me when I think of that hike. I named them Ivan and Brenda, don’t ask why because I don’t know. This picture actually started the whole naming thing I do. Oops.

This picture features in my Pitons Bay post.

 Tall Ship - Pitons Bay, St. Lucia 29/01/2016

Tall Ship - Pitons Bay, St. Lucia 29/01/2016

The same evening as our hike we saw this magnificent boat anchored up at the edge of the bay. Normally boats drop their sails at anchor this this one still had them up, so whilst I had the opportunity I grabbed my 100-400mm Superzoom to snap some images before the sails were dropped. I really love the colours in this picture, the sun was setting so all the colours around us were a chalky, muted tone which came out perfectly when I edited the photo.

This picture also features in my Pitons Bay post.

 Old Fig Tree - Wallilabou Gardens, Wallilabou Bay, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 06/02/2016

Old Fig Tree - Wallilabou Gardens, Wallilabou Bay, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 06/02/2016

Our next stop after St. Lucia was St. Vincent & The Grenadines. We first stopped in a place called Wallilabou Bay, where some scenes in the Pirates Of The Caribbean films were shot. The place wasn’t big at all but just a short walk away was a small botanic gardens were we spent a morning. The images that stands out to me from that morning is this one of the Old Fig Tree they have there. From just the right angle the tree blocked out the visitor centre and makes it look like you’re in an abandoned village. This was a tricky picture to get because I wanted the stream flowing, so needed a long exposure, but without a tripod or flat surface it did prove difficult. I managed in the end and I am still super happy with the results.

This pictures features in my It’s A Pirates Life For Me post.

 Green Sea Turtle - Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 14/02/2016

Green Sea Turtle - Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 14/02/2016

Still in St. Vincent & The Grenadines, but this time in a cluster of islands called Tobago Cays. Now, Tobago Cays is famous for its abundance of Turtles that live in the area and we were not let down. We must have seen dozens of them swimming around in the area. Being one not to miss an opportunity I jumped in with my GoPro and saw around with the turtles, I got so many pictures but this was by far 1 of the best. To make sure I got plenty of pictures without missing anything I had my GoPro set to time-lapse mode taking a picture every half a second.

This picture features in my Tobago Cays post.

 Trafalgar Falls - Trafalgar Falls, Dominica 07/03/2016

Trafalgar Falls - Trafalgar Falls, Dominica 07/03/2016

Heading into March we started the month in Dominica, with our first shore excursion being up to the Trafalgar Falls. We had to take the bus up from Rosseau, the capital, and by bus I mean mini-van packed with far too many people. I still feel sorry for the little girl crushed between me and her mother. Anyway, when we got to the falls we were amazed by the sheer size of them! There wasn’t much water flowing as you can see but there were so tall the water was sticking the rocks with immense force. I have so many great images from the falls but this one is my favourite as it shows the sheer scale of them!

This picture features in my Trafalgar Falls post.

 Tommy Turtle - Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve, Guadeloupe 18/03/2016

Tommy Turtle - Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve, Guadeloupe 18/03/2016

Throughout March we spent time in Dominica and Guadeloupe. This next image is from Guadeloupe, and my favourite place to dive ever! We stopped off at the Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve specifically to do diving as we had heard it was world class. Boy did it live up to the expectations! We did 3 full days of diving and this picture came from the very last dive. I must have been 3ft from this turtle and could have easily reached out and touched him, I didn’t as I didn’t know how he would react. I did name him, like many other animals on this trip. I gave him the name Tommy, doesn't he just look like a Tommy?

This picture features in my Diving Guadeloupe post.

 Archway - Deep Bay, Antigua 03/04/2016

Archway - Deep Bay, Antigua 03/04/2016

From Guadeloupe we headed up to Antigua to change crew. While we were there we headed round to a place called Deep Bay, a beautiful anchorage not too far from Jolly Harbour. One morning I hiked up to the fort to catch the sunrise. As I got to the fort the sun had already started to rise but it was no big deal. I found this archway, which actually led me to the very top of the fort, and it made the perfect image. The way the light comes in at an angle and falls onto the wall and floor just mesmerised me, and the landscape and water in the background just top it all off.

This picture feature in my Deep Bay Photo Mission post.

 Ripples II In Deep Bay - Deep Bay, Antigua 03/04/2016

Ripples II In Deep Bay - Deep Bay, Antigua 03/04/2016

This next image is also from Deep Bay and makes us look like we have the bay to ourselves. We didn’t but with careful composition it worked just the way I wanted. The hotel slightly ruins the picture, and the area for that matter, but the bar is right at home. Like I said careful composition lead to the result I got, but mainly thanks to dad liking to be close to shore and brave enough to only have 1.5m of water between the keel and the sand means that all the other boats were far enough away that I didn’t have much to hide.

The picture also features in my Deep Bay Photo Mission post.

 French Angelfish - Fran Jack Wreck, Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve, Guadeloupe 10/04/2016

French Angelfish - Fran Jack Wreck, Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve, Guadeloupe 10/04/2016

April ended with another trip to the Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve as we made our way back south from Antigua. Our first dive site was the Fran Jack Wreck, which is where we met the French Angelfish you see above. It was pure luck that this picture came out the way it did, again with my GoPro in time-lapse mode taking pictures every 0.5seconds this guy swam straight past me as if I wasn't even there! He then hung around as we snapped some more pictures at the bow of the ship.

This pictures features in my My Favourite Place To Dive post.

 Lenny Lizard - Indian River, Portsmouth, Dominica 15/04/2016

Lenny Lizard - Indian River, Portsmouth, Dominica 15/04/2016

From Guadeloupe we were back in Dominica, and that meant another trip down the Indian River. I have actually done 2 posts about Indian River but this image is from the second trip. At the halfway post of the trip you stop at a bush bar with a small nature walk. This guy was hanging around on a fallen tree and just let me snap away as many pictures as I wanted of him. I named him Lenny and he wasn’t the last animal I named on this trip.

This picture features in my Exploring: Indian River - Round 2 post.

 Cannon - Pigeon Island, St. Lucia 29/04/2016

Cannon - Pigeon Island, St. Lucia 29/04/2016

When we arrived back in St. Lucia we took a trip over to Pigeon Island and up to the fort. Pigeon Island was actually the first fort I visited in the Caribbean when I visited in 2015. The cannons at the top of the fort lay there broken and battered but they make great subject to photograph. With this image I wanted a different angle to the rest of the cannon pictures I had taken throughout the trip. The angle makes the cannon look sad and lonely while the wall draws your eye towards the tip of the cannon.

This pictures features in my Exploring: Pigeon Island post.

 Glowing Trees - Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 08/05/2016

Glowing Trees - Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 08/05/2016

From St. Lucia it was back to St. Vincent & The Grenadines which meant back to Tobago Cays. Towards the end of the trip I really got into making Long Exposure Time-Lapses, you can see a couple on my Instagram. This particular picture though i thought had been ruined! Some people on the beach, bearing in mind it was about 10:30pm, decided to shine their torches towards and in front of my as my shutter was open but in actual fact it really improved the picture! I only found this out as I came to editing all the images and putting the time-lapse together.

This picture features in my Time-Lapsing: Tobago Cays post.

 Driftwood - Sandy Beach, Carriacou, Grenada 11/05/2016

Driftwood - Sandy Beach, Carriacou, Grenada 11/05/2016

The last image I chose for this round-up was the above one of a piece of driftwood. Our final destination before getting back to Grenada was a place called Carriacou and a little sand island, aptly, named Sandy Island. This piece of wood was left after a storm that pretty much destroyed the island a couple of years ago. To me it made an interesting subject and I only actually took 1 picture of it, this one. It came out perfect and the black & white edit really makes the picture.

This picture features in my Sandy Beach post.

So there you have it, my favourite pictures from the past 4 months. If you would like to read any of the posts from the last 4 months most of them are linked under their respective picture but you can check out my Caribbean Archive for the rest.

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Rob

Sandy Beach

Before I start just let me say I know “Sandy Island” is a boring title and a pretty obvious description of a beach, but that’s what the sand spit is called. Now let’s begin.

A quick introduction to Sandy Island. Sandy Island is a sand spit off the coast of Carriacou, Grenada and is readily described as a desert island, and a slice of paradise. In 2004 everything on the island was destroyed in Hurricane Ivan and since then the government designated the island a nature reserve. Famed for its marine life, bird watching and it’s beach, the island is a local hotspot and a must do if you’re nearby. Access to the island is strictly by boat.

Myself, mum and dad get dropped off by CP in the dinghy to snorkel the northern end of the island. We have with us a dry back with flip-flops, cameras, towels and shirts in so we can have a walk on the island after our snorkel. We drop in and are greeted by the most dense population of fish and coral you can imagine. There’s coral growing on coral it’s that dense. There is a slight current flowing south so we swim around the top end for a short while before letting the current carry us towards the other end. As we drift I dive down to chase some fish with my GoPro. The first fish I chase is a rather large Scrawled Filefish, with it’s beautiful blue marking and elegant shape. Obviously the fish is faster than me and I can only hold my breath for so long, so I give up the chase and carry on with the current. 

 Scrawled FIlefish - Sandy Island, Carriacou, Grenada 11/05/2016

Scrawled FIlefish - Sandy Island, Carriacou, Grenada 11/05/2016

Out of the corner of my eye I notice a rather large, creamy white fish hanging around near some coral. Turns out it’s a Balloon Fish, I dive down to get some pictures but it retreats back into the coral with only it’s head poking out, just enough to get some good pictures. From there we’re faced with the biggest school of fish I have possibly every seen! There must be thousands of these tiny fish and I have no idea what they are, but what I do know is that they are being chased and rounded up by some Permit. The permit aren’t that big and dad later informs me that they are a game fish and grow rather large, a few feet top to bottom, and are mainly fished for in Cuba. After watching the Permit hunt for a while were swim ashore on to Sandy Island.

 Huge School - Sandy Island, Carriacou, Grenada 11/05/2016

Huge School - Sandy Island, Carriacou, Grenada 11/05/2016

There isn’t much to see on the island but it’s long enough to have a good walk up and down. There are plenty of things to take pictures of though with driftwood scattering the beach and shells and rocks littered around.We leave or snorkelling gear where we exit, dry of, get our cameras out and set off on foot to explore a bit. We walk from midway to the south end of the beach, cameras snapping away as we go. As per usual I’m lagging behind as I’m trying to get the most interesting and artistic shots I can, this has become a common occurrence where ever I go.

 Driftwood - Sandy Island, Carriacou, Grenada 11/05/2016

Driftwood - Sandy Island, Carriacou, Grenada 11/05/2016

Once we reach the south end we about turn and make our way back to our gear, again cameras snapping as we go and me lagging far behind. We reach our gear, swiftly pack our cameras away, don our snorkelling attire and make our way back into the water. Once in we are faced again with that huge school from before with the same Permit hunting them down. As we swim though the school I grab some pictures of the Permit as they go about their business. We head back up to the north end of the spit, against the current to have another look around the north end.

  Permit - Sandy Island, Carriacou, Grenada 11/05/2016

 Permit - Sandy Island, Carriacou, Grenada 11/05/2016

As we make our way back to the Ripples II, again with the current, we come across a group of Stingrays. There must have been 5 of them and they had no care in the world that we were on top of them staring down in amazement. We’ve never seen Stingrays in the caribbean before today so just hang around and enjoy the moment. 2 of the 5 swim off in the direction of Ripples II so we follow as we are going that way anyway. I dive down to a safe distance, GoPro extended on the pole as far as it will go snapping away catching all the action. The Stingrays again have no idea I’m above them and glide gracefully away into the distance.

 Stingers - Sandy Island, Carriacou, Grenada 11/05/2016

Stingers - Sandy Island, Carriacou, Grenada 11/05/2016

By now we are back in front of Ripples II so make our way to the back to climb back aboard. I can only describe our outing as magical, I’ve never walked on a “desert island” before and I’ve never seen Stingrays in the wild before. I really do think we came at the right time of year and were beers-on-the-beach-at-sunset short of the perfect experience.

If you’re ever in Carriacou I can’t recommend enough visiting Sandy Island and I’m sure everyone else who has been would join me in saying that.

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Rob

Time-Lapsing: Tobago Cays

Here’s goes on another Time-Lapsing post. This time it’s from Tobago Cays in St. Vincent & The Grenadines. 

Tobago Cays is a beautiful collection of tiny islands south of mainland St. Vincent, and is a protected marine park. there is very little light pollution in the area, only that coming from boats moored/anchored in the area, which makes it the perfect place for stargazing and Long Exposure photography. I wanted to take the Long Exposure photography to the next level by doing 2 Long Exposure Time-Lapses.

 BBQ Under The Stars - Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 08/05/2016

BBQ Under The Stars - Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 08/05/2016

The first time-lapse I did was looking down from one end of the beach to the other. There was a BBQ happening on the beach that night but the candle light had no effect on the visibility of the stars, and just added another interest into the frame other than the stars. I did a couple of test shots to get my setting right and settled on ISO1600 at f3.5 with a 6 second exposure. These settings brought out enough of the stars without over exposing the candle light from the BBQ. As the BBQ started to end and people started to leave I got some really interesting images of people dragging their dinghy back into the water off the beach. Luckily I didn’t need to adjust my settings when this was happening.

 Dinghy Out - Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 08/05/2016

Dinghy Out - Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 08/05/2016

I set my intervalometer to take a 6 second exposure every 10 seconds and left it running for 2 hours. This gave me 448 images to work with, resulting is an 18 second time-lapse which you can see below and on my Instagram.

Because I started time-lapsing at around 8PM, the first one was finished just after 10PM, so I decided while I was on the beach in the perfect environment, I would do another one. This time my main subject would be the trees in the centre of the island I was on, with the stars above them. Again I did a couple of test shots to get my settings right, looking back on it now I should have tested more as my settings weren’t quite right. The settings I decided on were ISO2500 at f3.5 with an 11 second exposure. I should have used a lower ISO, probably 1600, and a longer exposure, 15 seconds maybe, to clean up the image of noise slightly and bring out the stars and trees more.

 Only Stars - Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 08/05/2016

Only Stars - Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 08/05/2016

 

By this time I was nearly alone on the beach, there was just one more dinghy sat on the sand which meant one more group of people left after the BBQ ended. All throughout this time-lapse I was keeping an eye on the current in the water as the wind was picking up which meant so was the current. I decided the cut this one short at 1 hour because of the current picking up and the fact I didn’t want to get taken away an end up on another island.

 Glowing Trees - Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 08/05/2016

Glowing Trees - Tobago Cays, St. Vincent & The Grenadines 08/05/2016

 

About half way through this time-lapse the final group of people left the beach, on their way however they decide to shine all 10 of their torches in my direction and the direction on the trees to see what I was doing. At the time I thought they had ruined a couple of images, but when I got the images into Lightroom I found it was only 1 image that was effected and it wasn’t ruined. Their torches had actually lit up the trees with amazing results! I wish I had done this myself with a lamp to bring out the trees in the foreground and made it a far better image.

After 1 hour I came away with 150 images to work with, resulting in a 6 second time-lapse which you can see below and on my Instagram as well.

 

I had planned on doing 2 more the following night but when it came to it there was far too much cloud to see the stars so would have just been a time-lapse filled with moving clouds, which isn’t always bad but not when you have the option to see stars moving instead.

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