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Lunar Comet

I’ve been to Valley View before, at sunset, but never had any clouds to play with. Not only that, but I was really hoping for some snow-covered rocks in the foreground. Didn’t get it. But what I did get was a beautiful purple twilight color, and then just as the near full moon rose, a cloud flew in front of it making it look like a comet. Pretty darn cool. There were a few others out there, but this was the only spot I saw that had a perfectly still reflection of El Capitan and I even managed to get a little reflection of the moon for bonus points.

 

Exposure 2 seconds

Aperture f/8.0

Focal Length 17 mm

ISO Speed 200

Nikon D700

Nikkor 17-35 f/2.8

Singh Ray Reverse Neutral Density Filter

Lee Wide-Angle Adapter on the Foundation Kit

 

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Taken on January 7, 2012