The Aurora Borealis

What a night.

I have always wanted to see the Aurora, even if only through my camera. On Wednesday night I did more than just that - I saw it with my eyes. This time last year I made my first attempt at capturing the Northern Lights (long before I had my new camera), and it was a huge waste of time. Last night marked my second attempt - and boy did I strike gold. 

I've seen countless pictures of the Aurora from Northern Ireland, but I've never seen a display as good as this one. As soon as I got out of the car at Dunluce Castle I knew I was in for something spectacular. In the distance all I could see was a huge band of light dancing through the clouds, with pillars of light shooting upwards like search lights. It was breathtaking. I could even see the green hue - whether that was real, or simply my excitement convincing me that it was, can be left to wonder. 

Regardless, this was the most exciting shoot I've ever had the privilege to be part of, and one I can't wait to do again. I can only imagine how good this display would have been in the likes of Iceland or Norway, but it's safe to say that I'm more than pleased with what I was able to capture from our little country.