Since the start of this month I've been very keen to photograph the Neowise Comet that is currently visible in our night skies.
Unfortunately I've been suffering from a typical British summer in the North of England and have had nothing but overcast skies, day after day.
Thankfully however, last night there was finally a break in the clouds. As I had to go to my regular job today though I did not want to stay up all night, or travel far, particularly as it was due to soon cloud over again.
So as it past midnight, I was feeling very tired and thought I should probably just go to bed ready for work the next day and hope that I got a clear night again one night when I'd be more free.
Just before I got into bed though I looked out of my bedroom window to see how the sky was looking and in doing so I spotted the comet straight away.
So I quickly grabbed my camera and tripod and headed down to my backyard where I park my car.
It wasn't as good a composition as I would have liked and I'm hoping to get another chance later in the month where I can plan and spend more time on it; but it was very exciting just to be able to see it with my own naked eye and to have the first chance to photograph it.
Previous to last night I could only look at other photographers attempts with envy, worried that I'd never get a chance to photograph it myself, so I'm very grateful for that break in clouds at last.
Not only that but I was even fortune enough to see and photograph the International Space Station in the same night!
All in all then, it was definitely worth staying up for 😉.
I now have plenty of editing to do so that I can get the full video and photos ready for the video I'll be uploading to YouTube on Tuesday. So for now here is a sneak peek from the back of my camera.