Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
The aurora weather forecast was Kp Level of 4.0 around midnight, I started to drive from Letterkenny to my favorite and nearest Aurora view location - Horn Head Peninsula around 8:30 pm . My friend Balu joined me, and we reached there shortly after 9:00 pm, the pale green band near the horizon was visible to the naked eye, but long exposure pics exposed the Aurora very well. The night sky was very clear, but the temperature dropped below freezing. On the way back to Letterkenny the car dashboard logged -6 degree between Kilmacrenan and letterkennny, and the trees and roads on each sides turned white as frost accumulated on them.
|Aurora view from the small shelter on top of the Horn Head Peninsula|
|A star trail picture created from 61 images captured over 30 minutes|
|This is the brightest image that I could capture on the night when Kp level prediction stayed at Kp 4.0|
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
|Sunset Lit Snow Mountains view from Letterkenny on 21st November 2016|
Monday, November 21, 2016
|Mount Errigal - The tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains, the tallest peak in County Donegal, and the 76th tallest peak in Ireland|
Mount Errigal looks so different when it snows. The above picture was taken on 19th November 2016, a couple of days before a very light snow fall/flurries happened in Letterkenny and the accumulation disappeared within no time, but the Derryveagh mountain peaks remained white for the next few days. Even though I climbed it three times in this summer, it looks scary when the peak is snow covered.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
This time, it was my son Joshua George Vazhayil who woke me up to this beautiful sunrise, he got up so early and was waiting to see this, and he was so proud that he woke me up and commented that I can become a great photographer since nobody else would have got up at this time to see this - I love you Joshua.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Sunday, November 06, 2016
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
|Halloween 2016 Fireworks at Londonderry on October 2016 along the bank of river Foyle, the peace Bridge is seen in the foreground, the raindrops on the lens made the fuzzy octagonal patches|
The 30th Halloween festival and fireworks was celebrated at Londerry on 31st October 2016. The fireworks conducted every year at the bank of river Foyle is marvelous to be watched from the other side of the river and amidst of the drizzle this year, it turned to be spectacular. The huge crowd (estimated to be 30,000) came up in Halloween costumes to celebrate the festival and to watch the parade and the fireworks.
The drizzling rain drops made it difficult to shoot any good quality pictures as the lens got water drops all over it after every couple of shots and by the time I cleaned it up, a few spectacular displays got over always.
Here are few more snaps that I could capture regardless of the drizzle.