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A Night at Temple Newsam

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..

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Perseid Meteor Shower : 2013

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!! 🙂

The meteors appear to come from a point in the constellation of Perseus, hence the name Perseid.

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.

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.

Blizzard in the Park

Blizzard in the Park ©Carl Milner Photography 2013  No 01

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 🙂

White Weather

Temple Newsam in the Snow 2013

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.

Temple Newsam House and Grounds in the Snow 2013

I was inspired by Lucy Gutteridge’s excellent post called Black and White Winter for these shots..check out her amazing shot as well…

Teasle flower at Temple Newsam in the Snow

Temple Newsam House in the Snow 2013

A Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland at Temple Newsam © Carl Milner

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.