Wednesday, March 13, 2013

PANSTARRS and Joshua trees

Abstract Joshua tree

The demise of a Joshua tree

So today was a very ADD picture-taking day. I had to work a lot during the day, but after I dropped my daughter off at dance, I headed out to capture the PANSTARRS comet with the crescent moon that was supposed to show up tonight. My first location in Palmdale was a Joshua tree forest. The poor trees did not seem very healthy. I could not find one bloom.
It was directly in the flight path from Plant 42, so I got a cool shot of a plane flying over.
Then sunset came. It was not one of those amazing AV sunsets we sometimes get, but the pictures turned out pretty decent.

PANSTARRS comet and crescent moon- Quartz Hill, CA

More cool pictures, but no moon. I realized the mountains were going to be in the way, so I headed up to Quartz Hill where I was able to set up my tripod in our church parking lot. I managed to get a couple of decent shots, but power lines were in the way, so I am going to try again tonight in Mojave.

Really good pictures are a lot about being in the right place at the right time, and I just wasn't in the best place to get an amazing comet picture. Such is life. Sometimes you have to work a little harder to be at the right place at the right time, but it is worth it! In pictures... and in life.

1 comment:

  1. I've officially posted a link to your blog on mine.
    Of course I also just started my blog today, so nobody reads it yet.
    But one day!!!
    Your pictures are beautiful!!!