Looking to the Stars for one thousand years from Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck What a View!
Built in the 11th Century by the Viking descendant William the Conquerer, the now ruins of this once mighty castle sit atop a very large and exceptionally steep hill in the beautiful English south coast County of Dorset. The image was made at the end of May 2014 under a stunningly clear sky. Luging all my camera kit necessary to create the image was certainly a mission after midnight.
Balancing precariously over blackness that had the potential to swallow me and my kit whole, I used a Canon 5D mark three with a Canon16-35, f2.8 L series lens. Exposure was dialled in at f2.8 for 4 seconds with ISO at 4000. The classic rules of landscape photography couldn’t be achieved here with limited room for movement but I’m happy with the end result and of course I experienced an amazing night under a mind melting star field. I’m happy to try to field any questions that you might have about this image or night photography in general.