A Belfast photographer has told how he waited a year to capture the perfect photo of a harvest moon over Stormont.
Stephen Henderson caught the stunning image around 7.30pm on Thursday using a telephoto lens.
He formerly worked as a sports photographer, capturing the high-speed action of motorcycle racing.
However, the tenacity needed for landscape photography gives him an even greater thrill.
The picture of an illuminated Parliament Buildings with an oversized moon was taken from a raised vantage point.
But such was the painstaking wait for the right moment, Stephen is keeping the exact location a secret.
Having taken a picture of last year's harvest moon by the famous Harland & Wolff cranes, he spent the next 12 months scouting out locations and waiting patiently.
"There's a lot of planning that goes into landscape photography that people don't really understand," he said.
"You become part weatherman, part amateur photographer and stargazer.
"It's just one of those things that takes a lot of planning and a massive amount of luck with the weather.
"Last night just seemed to pay off, and it's been one of those things that's been pretty well received."
Thousands of people have viewed the picture on Twitter, many sending their congratulations and amateur snappers asking for advice.
The unique appearance of the moon in the photograph was achieved using a lens compression technique which can make background elements appear larger.
Stephen said he had sharpened his skills during lockdown, using daily exercise as an opportunity to develop his creativity.
"That was great for my mental health. I was cooped up in a house working long hours at my engineering job, so photography was my outlet," he explained.
One shot from this period was a seaside sunrise in Carrickfergus which took 15 attempts.
Stephen decided to walk away from motorcycle racing photography after becoming friends with several riders and when health and safety measures required him to stay further away from his subjects.
"I kind of put my cameras down for a year or two, but when my partner got me a new camera for my birthday around three years ago, that's when I got the urge to try landscape photography," he said.
"Ever since, I've just been hooked.
"To me, it's the thrill of the hunt. Getting that one photograph is the draw to me.
"I stood out and I got that photograph (of the moon). Nobody was around me to show and I was so excited to actually capture something like that. It's a massive buzz. People have told me I could sell it, but it's not for selling. I just want people to see what I see.
"It's been a very strange year for everybody but, for me, I can look back on these photos and remember what it actually took to get them."
Always looking for that next great shot, Stephen has planned another five landscape photographs this weekend.
"People can't understand why you would want to hike across a field with an expensive camera at night," he told this newspaper.
"It's that sense of exploring, prepping beforehand and trying to show the best of what Northern Ireland has to offer."