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Barrow photographer captures the sky at night

AN accomplished Barrow photographer has captured the ethereal beauty of the Milky Way casting its light over the Lake District.

Connor Scanlon took the stunning snap at Derwentwater, near Keswick, of the galaxy’s colours as it connected with the horizon.

The achievement is a massive coup for the 19-year-old, who has been trying to capture the vision for years now.

Mr Scanlon, of Barrow Island, said: “Every chance I’ve had before it’s clouded over before I could get it.

“It’s quite hard to do and there’s only certain places in the UK you can do it – you have to be quite far from a town for it to be clear enough.”

Mr Scanlon has been taking pictures since he was 15 and is now moving into professional photography Of his latest achievement, he said: “Considering the amount of time I’ve put into getting it, and now it’s paid off, it’s absolutely amazing.”

Have your say

You lot in Cumbria are very lucky to have night skies like that. Something to cherish. Over here in Yorkshire, we just get a pukey yellow haze with occasional views of the moon.

Posted by MLockley on 20 December 2012 at 13:18

What a great picture, well done for your persistence, it was worth it. You are a determined and talented young man.

Posted by Angela on 17 December 2012 at 21:58

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