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07-28-2020, 03:59 AM   #16
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Hi timautin,

I don't know if it was possible to include a part of the surrounding landscape, but it's a great shot.

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07-28-2020, 07:27 PM   #17
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I had big plans for a shot of NEOWISE. I'd always wanted to shoot this barn behind a small pond, when I would go by in the morning bike rides the barn was always reflecting in the pond. I rode past the house one day and thought, dummy, go back and ask if you can take some shots in the morning. So I ask and they were very kind and let me walk around their property at 4:00 in the morning, also gave em permission to come back anytime I wanted. I packed my gear and drove to the site about 3:30 in the morning. I was thinking the comet would be visible above the pond and maybe the barn, I sat and waited, no comet, watched and waited, no comet. Turns out it was rising behind the tallest tree. I got some pictures but not what I had envisioned. There wasn't enough light on the barn and pond to cast a reflection and by the time there was I couldn't see the comet any more. Anyway, I took some pictures, I even stitched the scene in 4 images but it's just so so.

Not comet related but I was able to watch bats hunting in the early morning light and later hummingbirds on their feeders, lots of hummingbirds

This is one of my shots from that morning shoot.

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08-31-2020, 02:10 PM   #18
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The comet NEOWISE still lives among us somewhere in the universe, in a few years time... we will see it again...

These shots were taken on 24/07/20,
for some strange reason I forgot my glasses at home and not being able to return I took them with a bit of luck, let's be content.

28mm 30sec f/3.5 ISO 200

31mm 20sec f / 4 ISO 2500

_IMG3058 - 68mm 30sec f / 4.5 ISO 3200

_IMG3065 - 28mm 20sec f / 4.5 ISO 6400

_IMG3058 - 68mm 30sec f / 4.5 ISO 3200

_IMG3053 - 31mm 30sec f / 4.5 ISO 2500

Crop_IMG3059 - 68mm 30sec f / 4.5 ISO 3200

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