Astrophotography Exhibition: October 31st - February 2024
A new astrophotography exhibition will feature on the first-floor viewing space at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre from October 31st until February 2024, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Northumberland Dark Sky Park, and highlighting the brilliant works of Julie Smith and Mike Ridley.
Julie is an amateur photographer based in Henshaw, just two miles away from The Sill, and the most recent winner of the North-East England Photography Award. She’s passionate about capturing the raw beauty of Northumberland’s nocturnal wildlife and night sky wonders, using her camera to unwind and decompress from a mentally taxing day.
Her “Dancing Trees” image which was picked to win the Northern Photography Prize was taken at Walltown, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Milky Way.
Julie says: “Knowing other people are taking some joy from what I manage to capture is what drives me because I want my photos to elicit an emotion in people.“