Venus: here as the Evening Star...
Jay, nice evening shot, but the remarkable thing is did you realize that the comet would have been right behind that cloud at that time in the evening on the night to took the photo?...it would have been just to the right of venus and a touch higher
Soft colors, and yet "bright" colors....makes one want to BE there and
Would have been nicer if Venus could have been CLOSER, but I know how that challenge goes!!!
Nicely done shot.........
Loved the BG as well as the side bars AND
Lots of points on this one!!
Star lite star bright, Very nice sunset shot from your stationary tripod. I have always loved the dark blues in the sky with early sunrises and late sunsets, you have captured iy well here. Thanks for sharing.
As you already know, about 20 minutes after sunset (northern hemisphere), comet McNaught is visible near the horizon at about 15-20 degrees right of Venus! I tried to captured it today but there was to much clouds. Tomorrow is the last possible day to observe it and it will be very close to the horizon. For those living in the southern hemisphere, the comet will be visible for the next week or so. Good luck to all TN photographer that would like to capture it. Here is a useful link: http://www.skymaps.com.
On your picture, unfortunately the comet is hidden behind the clouds to the lower right of Venus. Anyhow, you have captured nice colors. What was your exposure time?
Nice star shot.Jay that window sill of yours gets a lot of action,what being used as a sturdy spot to set your camera to get great shots of our ocean view.
a missing pixel on my screen; and that with such a nice picture :-)
No seriously, well seen and interesting note.
Best regards, JAcob
nice shot of beautiful evening,
well composed with good pov,
tfs & regards
What a charming and equaly interesting post!
At fisrt, when i saw the thumbnail i thought is a nice, beautiful sunset landscape, but when i opened the picture i saw that there is much more to it!
Indeed our little Venus is clearly visible there and despite being a tiny element in the picture, it's actually much more...and that's the secret of photography. Something so small like a white dot or pixel can change the entire scene.
Beside the fact that you managed to capture it among those clouds, the picture is also wonderful, showin the dimm lightof a traquill evening and all the lovely colors near the horizon.
Very well done, my friend!
Cheers and TFS
thank you for a very interesting educational note.
this is a very interesting photo...that small bright point is Venus,a planet as larger as Earth!...we are really nothing more than a sand grain in the vastness of Universe!...and your photos reminds us just that!