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it happened recently on a Trip to London with friends… After a long day of Photography at this beautiful City we finally went to a Pub. So as we get out long after midnight and walk back to the Hotel over Westminster Bridge I am thinking: What the…?!? Bright Night Shining Clouds are visible above the Northern Horizon. I think to myself: Am I dreaming, did I have too much beer?
But no: It is shimmering, blue Polar Mesospheric Noctilucent Clouds what we see above London’s Nightsky that will soon transition into the Morning. So everyone is in a Rush: Tripods, Cameras, Remote Controls – all set up quickly on the bridge. Cameras set to High ISO, super short interval to get the most footage out until the Morning comes in.
How NLCs look like, I do know from many beautiful Photographs of my swedish TWAN collegaue P-M Heyden. So the first time I see them, I can confirm: they are just beautiful.
But that was not the end of our NLC adventure… In the Night before Departure to the Airport (Airport Cab scheduled 6:30 am), we had arrived again of course just home from a Pub. Everyone is packing, when someone comes in, “Hey, there are NLC’s forming again on the Horzion”… So, unpacking all Camera gear and imaging again, until 05:00 AM.
So to say, these were unforgettable Impressions. NLC’s over London!
Christoph Malin & Vincent Breysacher
Novoflex EOS NIK/NT Adapter
AFS Nikkor 24-70/2.8