C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) – 1

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California / Landscape / Photo Log / Photography


July 14, 2020, 9:49 p.m. — San Mateo County, California

My second shot at it. Not bad. I’m glad it will be around a bit longer.

(Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.2; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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  1. Glad to see that you got such a nice image of the comet, Mike. Oddly, we have had morning clouds nearly every day since the comet showed in the skies…not here though.

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    • Thank you very much. I have to say, however, that I was hoping for a lot more detail in the tail. I think in the next couple of nights I’ll be able to get it because the comet will be higher in the sky out of the twilight glow.


  2. Really, really beautiful Michael. I’m so glad you didn’t exaggerate anything, the way most photos of things like comets do. I get so tired of all the shots one sees of night skies and such that are just ridiculously over-the-top. This is refreshingly true to life. That’s the way the sky really is at night, the way the earth really looks after sun’s gone down, the way the stars appear, and the way a comet really looks. That inky sky is luscious!

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    • Thank you very much! I am going to go out in the next few nights and try again when the comedy is higher in the sky and I can get a longer exposure on the tail to get more detail. But although I love doing artistic things with photography, messing with the comet itself steps over the line.

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      • Your favorite assistant had fun with you! Check out the second line. 🙂 Maybe we need to bring the comedy back down to earth, maybe not….

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      • Digital assistance certainly are pesky. I think there needs to be comedy in the sky, on the ground, in the water, everywhere. Seriously, the world needs to lighten up.

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