Conjunctions are a great time to look at the relative angular sizes of different objects in space. Last night I could see both the moon and Saturn within the same frame through a 400mm lens. Saturn looks incredibly tiny by comparison, but that is because it is nearly 750 million miles further away right now. Last night the earth, moon, Saturn, and sun made an almost perfect straight line, which is why this image was possible. This focal length is not great for resolving detail on either subject, but seeing conditions weren't great so I'm still happy with how it turned out.
My latest limited edition print: This evening I took my first full-disc photo of the sun and was photobombed by a turkey vulture. The sun in this image is very plain... No sunspots or large prominences, but still gorgeous. It was the perfect time to capture something interesting in the foreground.
Fun fact: if the bird was the same distance as the sun it would have a wingspan of more than 300,000 miles.
The link for the print is in my bio. Thanks again for all your support. ❤️
7,1327316 July, 2019
Não ganhe o mundo e perca sua alma; sabedoria é melhor que prata e ouro.
When it’s hard to believe what’s happening in front of you .. sometimes it’s even harder to remember to look up 🌙
This is from a show back in late May. It was just a regular night, heading out to take some shots of what I thought would be a slight haze. To my surprise the Aurora hit storm levels out of nowhere and the lights exploded across the sky directly overhead. It’s moments like this that I cherish, that I will never forget. The unpredictable surprises ✨ Night Photography has brought me closer to these moments, exposing me to the possibility and I absolutely love it! -Canon 6D - 5sec - ISO 4000 - f2.8 - 14mm- #auroracorona#nightphotography#auroraborealis#northernlights