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Hello and welcome to my moblog. Here are lots of random images from my life at home on the Isle of Lewis and out and about.

The photos are mostly taken with my iPhone 3GS, but I'll also be posting some from my Nikon D80.

You can see more of my photography at my website 58 North Photography.

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Last night, something amazing happened right outside my back door

Caine says:

Wow! Fantastic shots, that must have been overwhelming in person.

12th Oct 2010, 21:17

rhys says:

Wow! I want to see this in person too!

12th Oct 2010, 21:35

Dania says:

Wow. Stunning!

12th Oct 2010, 22:15

Viv says:

wow- we saw it here once

13th Oct 2010, 01:51

rhys says:

How far north do you have to be?

13th Oct 2010, 08:59

Rachel says:

This is 58 degrees north - the far north of Scotland. I've lived here three years and it's the first time I've seen it here, although there has been a solar minimum for a couple of years, meaning not as many displays - we're on the way out of that now, so hoping to see some more. It is possible to see them further south, but only very occasionally.

13th Oct 2010, 22:19

swamprose says:

wonderful. It's always special. It's been a good time to see them even in southern Ontario too.

14th Oct 2010, 05:39

Euphro says:

Wow, fantastic! Great pictures, too :)

14th Oct 2010, 07:36

billion says:

oh wow, that's pretty special.

14th Oct 2010, 09:46

taniwha says:

So wonderful. Jealous.

14th Oct 2010, 11:51

Woowww. How did you notice it was there, it must have given you such a wonderful surprise! I'm trying not to get over excited about Northern Lights, I'm going to the Lapland for a week at the end of November and trying not to hope too hard that I'll see them!

15th Oct 2010, 10:17

Rachel says:

I had a knock on the door at 10pm - my neighbour saying I had to come outside NOW! Her daughter had been out getting some air and had seen it. Very lucky.

Hope you get to see them on your Lapland trip, I'm very jealous. It's supposed to be a good year for sightings. I'm hoping to get to northern Norway soon, to see them properly.

15th Oct 2010, 10:48

Spiderbaby says:

Oh wow! That's fantastic!

15th Oct 2010, 12:29

crickson says:

I can't wait to see some lights in the Umeå sky...
Great shots!

15th Oct 2010, 16:08

Gael says:

Three years? Time flies
What great luck, and super pictures

15th Oct 2010, 18:40

Essitam says:

I am desperate to see this myself!!!

19th Oct 2010, 14:45

goonflower says:

You lucky, lucky thing! The pics are amazing! I'm VERY envious! :D

25th Oct 2010, 15:29

Javama says:

Fantastic pictures. What an experience. I hate to say this but, you know, I don't think we can match this in Essex!

30th Oct 2010, 14:05