With clear skies over the next two evenings Mercury makes a good target as it approaches greatest eastern elongation (on27th) visible from approx. 18:15 till 19:00, looking to the west south west and with a good clear horizon, try spotting it with binoculars first.
All images taken with Canon 450D on tripod, cable shutter release , manual focus, all 1600 !SO with Sigma 150 – 500 mm zoom lens.
F10, 1.6″ 150mm, atmospheric lighting courtesy of street lights.
F8, 1/8″, 200mm
Up close and personal at F8, 0.8″, 500mm
Unfortunately didn’t have a photogenic church steeple to hand!