October is a funny month. It's that part of autumn where things really begin to change. Leaves crunching under feet as they drop from the trees, the beautiful colours of September already forgotten; the first cold snap and waking to winter's jewles as the frost turns the morning dew in to green-white sticks of frozen blades of grass.
Not this year though.
October the first had come with almost every leaf still remaining on the tree. The first frost still weeks away. The September storms only now arriving in November. Instead we were treat with unseasonably settled warm weather. Some nice clear cloudless skies meant that it was great time to get out with the camera.
At this point I should sort of explain something.
So I returned to where I had parked and noticed something really cool. Over here in the UK we have light reflective units set in to the road known as cats' eyes. The cool thing with the ones that were set in to this road is that they are LED lights. They are permanently lit. So I quickly came up with an idea. Cats' eyes, car light trails and stars. What more could a photographer playing with light painting ask for. I took a few shots and quickly got bored.
So I decided I would move on. I've had an idea of shooting Darwen Tower at night for a while. However, on my own it would be impossible to get the shot that I want. That being said a nice starry, clear night is something of a rarity at this time of year in Lancashire so I thought it would be a good opportunity to a few test shots. I have to admit I love the results. It has spurred me on to create the shot that I actually want. I just need the weather to play a bit now!!!