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User / Jeff Harshaw / _0JH4414-1
Jeff Harshaw / 543 items
Some times I out think myself and this was one of them.

I was on my way up to Conway Summit where I had planned on using as my vantage point to shoot the comet, Neowise. As I was heading up US395 I saw this scene developing at Mono lake. I pulled over and stopped my car and tried a couple of different compositions and thought to myself, "this could be a really great sunset here" but I knew I was on the wrong side to try and get the comet especially if I wanted to use the lake as my foreground. I still felt that Conway would afford me with the best combination of vantage point, not a lot of light pollution and I possibly could use the hills to the northwest of Bridgeport as my foreground with the comet above them. One thing I had not counted on was the cloud cover. It was pretty significant but I kept waiting and waiting but as some of you know, you are sitting on the shoulder of US395 and cars are heading downgrade from there and I wasn't real comfortable with the idea of being parked there for a real long stretch so around 9:30 and the clouds moving towards me, I decided I had better pack up and leave.

So the moral of the story is, "a bird in the hand is worth a comet in the sky."

PS: I did get a shot of the comet down by Bishop but it is not very good. I haven't done a lot of night sky photography and my inexperience bit me on the rump this time.
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  • Taken: Jul 18, 2020
  • Uploaded: Jul 29, 2020
  • Updated: Aug 2, 2020