Looking to the Stars

As I'm sure many of you have noticed, the weather has been pretty spectacular this week; but something you might have missed was how clear the night skies have been.

So with that in mind I decided to point my camera to the stars and see what it can do. I'll be honest, I expected the results to be mediocre, but I have been very impressed. The above photo was taken in my back garden and after noticing how well my lens could perform I decided to go out the next night and capture something a bit more interesting.

The following photos were taken at Corbet Lough, and despite there being quite a bit of light pollution in the distance it was still a worthwhile adventure. I have a feeling, however, that there might be a few ducks that think otherwise as I'm pretty sure I woke every single one that was resting at the lough. 

I definitely see myself looking to the stars again in the near future, and hopefully the results will be even better.