A Night in the Park
Whilst photographing Meteors and Space Stations in my previous blog post (Perseid Meteor Showers) I also managed to capture the haunting stillness of Temple Newsam House at night, although I didn’t get to close to the house, as the famous Blue Lady ghost might have been at home 😦
Hope you enjoy my photo-tour of Temple Newsam House at Night..
Hiding in the Trees
The Haunted House
Courtyard at Night
Gate House Constellations
Who turned on the LIGHTS!!!
Bright Night at Temple Newsam
Temple Newsam House at Night
Temple Newsam Courtyard Entrance
Lens Flare Heaven
The Walk Home
Someones home at the Gatehouse
I’m still reeling over the high point of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower which I witnessed over Leeds in the early hours of Tuesday in the grounds of Temple Newsam. It was such a spectacular event to just sit back and cast your eyes to the heavens and watch this celestial “natural firework display” unfold as our Earth’s orbit takes us through a stream of dusty comet fragments left behind when comet Swift-Tuttle passed close to Earth in 1992.
Amazingly my image below was also featured on the local BBC News channel …Yeah!! 🙂
Perseid Meteor Shower 2013 over Yorkshire
The meteors appear to come from a point in the constellation of Perseus, hence the name Perseid.
Perseid Meteor Shower 2013 over Leeds
I’ve got to say, to see these meteors burn up as they strike the atmosphere, creating dazzling streaks of light across the night sky was a magical solo experience…apart from the odd fox taking an interest in me and the trusty camera.
International Space Station over Temple Newsam
While I was in the grounds of Temple Newsam I also managed to capture the International Space Station as it graced the night sky over Leeds.
It seems the onset of spring is slightly on hold and humdudgeon is now set in with the return of the winter weather or as the press are now calling it ‘A Siberian Spring’, but not to be disheartened, it provided me with another photo opportunity, this time to catch an early morning blizzard as it approached Temple Newsam on my way to work.
Is it me or does the shot above remind you of a scene from a CS Lewis novel like The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, slightly expecting Mr Tumnus to come prancing around the corner…That would have been fun 🙂
Temple Newsam House
The Trees Fade to Grey
Calm before the Storm
Sun & Snow battle for Supremacy
The Vista of the Park
Snow Sphinx of Newsam
Snow wins the Battle
The Sun Strikes Back
Flurry of Snow
Blizzard in the Park
Temple Newsam Cafe
This weeks great ‘A Word A Week Photo Challenge‘ is Weather.. and there’s only one word to describe what its like in Leeds at the moment and that is WHITE.
I was inspired by Lucy Gutteridge’s excellent post called Black and White Winter for these shots..check out her amazing shot as well…
Yesterday I had another one of those ‘camera’ detours on my way to work, which I thank god we have Flex-Time, plus I also needed to work my lunch to get a deadline out, but it was all worth it…as it enabled me to capture what was a glorious golden sunrise over the grounds of Temple Newsam, which had some of the most amazing peachy hues on the trees.
White Ice Tree Blossom
Ice Blossom Boulevard
Dog Walking in the Snow
Ice Tree Sunrise