Night Sky Colours

Nigh Sky Colours

Almost two hours after sunset, and there’s a lot more colour left in the night sky than you would imagine. I wanted to try some long exposure images after dark, so I found myself alone in a churchyard on the top of a hill near Hanbury.

A 61 second exposure picked out what colours there were at this time. Interestingly, the red glow on the right is not a result of the setting sun – east is off to the left of the photo. I’m afraid that the lights of city of Birmingham are responsible for that particular glow in the clouds. That said, this is as close to Dark Sky status as you’re going to get in my neck of the woods.