I heard on twitter that there was a possibility of seeing the northern lights [aurora] last night, so at quarter to midnight, I jumped into my car & drove to the village of Blackrock in the north of Co. Louth. I set up my tripod & pointed my camera northwards.
Sadly, after over an hour waiting, I gave up any hope of seeing the aurora, as all that could be seen were the clouds. Mother nature has a cruel way of punishing me for crimes in previous lives ;) The same happened last year on a trip to Norway, when all I got to see were green shades of the clouds.
One day, I will get to see & photograph the wonder that is the Aurora Borialis.