Looking for the Aurora

Last week myself and some fellow photographers headed out to Druridge Bay in Northumberland to photograph the Northern Lights.

After a massive solar flare there was plenty of media hype about spotting the Nothern Lights even from the south of England. Fully equipped with the essentials (camera, tripod, lens, chocolate, warm clothes plus a lovely baileys and hot chocolate combo from one of the photographers) we headed to Druridge Bay. We arrived about 9pm and the sky was clear, great start! No signs of the Aurora but some amazing sky's with tons of stars. First place we started to photograph was an old Pillbox used as anti invasion defense during the Second World War. Great piece of British history looking even more magnificent against the star filled night.

WWII Anti invasion Pillbox at Druridge Bay ©Duncan McCall Photography

Then it was onto the beach. I've visited before during the day time so was great to see it at night. The Moon was shinning brightly and made for some lovely photographs. Here is a selection of some night beach shots.

Druridge Bay, Northumberland ©Duncan McCall Photography

Druridge Bay, Northumberland ©Duncan McCall Photography

Druridge Bay, Northumberland ©Duncan McCall Photography

Druridge Bay, Northumberland ©Duncan McCall Photography

Druridge Bay, Northumberland ©Duncan McCall Photography

Druridge Bay, Northumberland ©Duncan McCall Photography

Druridge Bay, Northumberland ©Duncan McCall Photography

Druridge Bay, Northumberland ©Duncan McCall Photography

Druridge Bay, Northumberland ©Duncan McCall Photography

We ended up staying at Druridge Bay until around 2am. Unfortunately for us there was no Aurora! We still managed to get some great pictures though and I'm sure we will be back again one night in the search for the Northern Lights! 

TO BE CONTINUED.....

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