I have to say since I was a small ‘skinny’ lad, I’ve always liked staring into space at night, hoping to see a shooting star or something more spectacular. I guess I was almost like the quote from the Star Wars classic The Empire Strikes Back.
All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. What he was doing.
So now with photography as a renewed passion, now turning into an obsession! I’ve begun taking images of the night sky, in particularly recently of the International Space Station flying over Leeds.
A few images below, with lots more to follow over the coming months/years hopefully.
Also I’m aiming to the photography some Planets, I bought a telescope recently, so I just need a camera attachment and I’m away. Managed this shot of the Moon recently with a Canon 300mm zoom lens.
On a final note, you may ask why I aptly titled this page ‘Observe the Skies’…well! a good friend Phil Dean recommended I checkout a band called British Sea Power, which I did and loved instantly, having now devoured all their albums and also seen them live twice, I though it appropriate to name it after a track from their Valhalla Dancehall album.