Recently I had the pleasure of joining John Baker to shoot some astro photography at Haldon Belvedere, otherwise known as Lawrence Castle. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time, though for one reason or another haven’t done it. Despite being so close to Exeter, there is very little light pollution there, you can see a little in the images but not much. The last time I tried this I was on a photoshoot in Spain, but sadly we had a full moon and couldn’t see many stars. This time on Haldon, we had moonlight for a short period of time which illuminated the castle then it dropped below the horizon to give us an inky black sky. We managed to capture some of the Perseid Meteor Shower which was nice.
I used a Nikon D800 with a Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8, a Nikkor 16mm f2.8 fisheye and a Sigma 8mm f3.5 circular fisheye.
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Haldon Belvedere, built in 1788 is a stunning location viewable for miles around. You can learn more about the castle and perhaps book it for a holiday here www.haldonbelvedere.co.uk