Author Archives: Michael Hilton

A Colourful Sky

This is last night’s very clear sky – but as seen through an out-of-focus camera. First of all I have to say it’s based on an award-winning picture by Steve Brown; all credit to him for thinking of the idea. … Continue reading

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Full Moon

This is yesterday’s full moon. And it’s got other names too! Like “supermoon” because it’s about 7% larger than an average full moon. And “pink moon” in folklore; but something to do with pink flora rather than the colour of … Continue reading

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Who Stole the ISS?

Last night was supposed to be the last night (!) the ISS was visible from these parts. And it was a clear evening. But where was it? Not visible to me. I hope it’s still up there somewhere! As a … Continue reading

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While It’s There

At the moment the ISS is very prominent in the UK’s skies. This is 2 minutes’ worth of the ISS tracking across the sky last night. Not a great picture but you can certainly see it. Also the bright blob … Continue reading

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The Only Way is Up

At the moment we’re all stuck at home so photographic opportunities are limited. But you can look at and even photograph things miles away if you (as is becoming a theme in these posts) look upwards. Here are some pictures … Continue reading

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Look Up (again)

Following on from a couple of posts ago I’m looking straight up again; this time outdoors into the canopy of trees in autumn. Converging lines look good in a photo and trees will give you this effect when looked at … Continue reading

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Stargazing

Viewing the stars from the clear night skies of Lundy island in the Bristol Channel.  If you already have this picture on your wall this December then you’ve probably got the Lundy Island calendar.

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Look Up

A different point of view makes a picture stand out, although one can’t help feeling the architect always intended to make his staircase look beautiful when looking up at it.  An advantage of this type of picture is that the … Continue reading

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A Popular Subject

If you Google gormley another place you’ll get many thousands of images of this artwork/installation/sculpture.  “Another Place” is 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread over more than a mile of beach, and about half a mile out into the sea. This picture is … Continue reading

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Bamboo

The tagline of this website has always been “photography is art” and hopefully the picture above proves that.  It has just been accepted for the 2019 Chester Grosvenor Open Art Exhibition.  Almost all the other exhibits are paintings in one … Continue reading

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