Steady Mercury

Last night, I spotted the new crescent moon setting over Heptonstall, accompanied by Venus off to the far right. So I grabbed this photo… It was only while I was processing the photo this morning that I realised I'd also bagged Mercury (faint dot, just right of centre). Not bad for a 300mm telephoto lens…

Near miss

Had Frederick Miller not lost an eye in a freak golfing accident back in 1885, I might be Prime Minister right now.