Aurora over Scotland
Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights displays photographed taken over Aberdeeshire in Scotland since 1989 covering some 350 events with arc, rays, coronas with a wide rnage of shapes and colours

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Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213981jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis Orion Pleiades Corona green zenith celestial wings from Tomnaverie Bronze Age stone circle site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south the last of the digital photos was taken at 00.18.10hrsUT for 10secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
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Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213980jhp 
 Scotland flanker monolith Aurora Borealis Orion Pleiades Corona green zenith wings Tomnaverie Bronze Age stone circle site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 00.17.20hrsUT for 16secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
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Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213979jhp 
 Scotland flanker Stones Aurora Borealis south Pleiades Corona green zenith wings Tomnaverie Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 00.16.23hrsUT for 16secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213978jhp 
 Scottish flanker above Aurora Borealis south Orion Pleiades Corona zenith wings Tomnaverie Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 00.15.11hrsUT for 17secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213977jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle Aurora Borealis south Orion Pleiades Tarland Tomnaverie Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 00.14.32hrsUT for 13secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213975jhp 
 Scotland Stone Circle Aurora Borealis above flanker red colours rays North Tarland Tomnaverie Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the north in the direction of Tarland was taken at 00.12.47hrsUT for 16secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213974jhp 
 Scotland Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona red colours rays Plough North Tarland Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the north in the direction of Tarland was taken at 00.12.18hrsUT for 13secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213973jhp 
 Scotttish Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona arms colours rays Tarland Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the north west in the direction of Morven was taken at 00.00.36hrsUT for 14secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213970jhp 
 Deeside Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona dome rays Tarland Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the north west in the direction of Tarland was taken at 23.58.42hrsUT for 15secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213967jhp 
 Scotland Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona rays recumbent Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.56.31hrsUT for 12secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213959jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona red green rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.27.22hrsUT for 20secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213956jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis corona building red green rays dome stone Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.25.12hrsUT for 15secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213955jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis corona building red green rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.24.10hrsUT for 15secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213954jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis sweeping red green rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.23.29hrsUT for 14secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213952jhp 
 Scotland Stone Circle Aurora Borealis sweeping red rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.21.36hrsUT for 19secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213951jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle Aurora Borealis sweeping arms Stars rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.20.58hrsUT for 13secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213949jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle Aurora Northern Lights Corona Orion Stars red rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.19.04hrsUT for 16secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213947jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona Orion Stars rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.15.05hrsUT for 16secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213946jhp 
 Scotland Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona activity rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.13.18hrsUT for 15secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213943jhp 
 British Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona dome zenith Pleiades Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.08.44hrsUT for 13secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control but this early exposure is on the short side. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright

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