Dark Skies photography exhibition

Fri 8 February to Saturday 30 March

Come and see the ten shortlisted entries in the first Hebridean Dark Skies Festival photography competition – including our winning photo, Who’s Steve? by Casey McIntyre, above.

Who’s Steve? – which also features on the cover our printed festival programme – shows a mysterious phenomenon known as Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement (Steve), which appears during displays of the Aurora Borealis. It is dramatically captured here in the sky above Berneray where Casey lives.

Your can see all ten finalists below.

Who's Steve by Casey McIntyre
Who’s Steve by Casey McIntyre (Berneray)
The Eye Church by Les Ellingham
Eye Church (St Columba’s Church on Lewis) by Les Ellingham
Rodel Church by Mark Stokes
St Clement’s Church, Rodel, Harris, by Mark Stokes
Milky Way - Balephetrish Tiree by Stewart Carr
Milky Way over Balephetrish, Tiree, by Stewart Carr
Mealista Milky Way by Magz Macleod
Milky Way over Mealista by Magz Macleod (Lewis)
M51 by Andrew Yeardley
M51 -the Whirlpool Galaxy – and NGC 5194, plus passing meteor, photographed by Andy Yearley (Lewis) using a 78 second autoguided exposure.
Callanish and The Milky Way by Emma Rennie
Milky Way above the Callanish stones by Emma Rennie (Lewis)
Broad Bay on Lewis by Chris Murray
Broad Bay on Lewis by Chris Murray
Andromeda Calling......Aurora from Ardhasaig by Gordon Macdonald
Andromeda Calling…… Aurora from Ardhasaig by Gordon Macdonald (Harris)
Starry sky above North Uist by Ruairidh Macdonald