The key was getting the north star in the middle of the frame. Admittedly I just finished a few glasses of Champagne before I setup my tripod and then left it on timer to trigger the shutter when dark. I felt lucky with where it ended up. This was my first attempt so I decided to try a one hour exposure @ f8. I am not dissapointed by the results. I expected there to be some light pollution, but in this case it seems to add something to the shot. I was also very surprised to catch a meteor in the frame. If you look left of centre pointing towards four o'clock you can see the outline of it. Photography often has an element of luck in it.
Location: Herefordshire, Bleathwood
Photographer: Robert Bailey