The weather was perfect in so many ways yesterday, I was working in Grantown-on-Spey on a commercial photography shoot. The drive there and back was wall to wall blue skies, temperatures sitting around 19˚C – yes that’s 19˚C in March in the Highlands of Scotland. In the evening I drove to Aviemore, for a walk up to Ryvoan Bothy, it was a perfect evening, so when I received an aurora alert I knew that there was a good chance of clear skies and the potential for a good show.
So, imagine my frustrations when after setting up the camera and taking a few test shots, which showed a small green glow, a bank of fog started to roll up and over the hills. The stars, disappeared one by one, the dancing green lights hidden from view.