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|Hale Bopp Comet, taken around sunset time from a few miles south of Saratoga Springs.|
||This is a double exposure on a moonlit night. I'm camped along a dirt track on some "desert pavement". The exposure was about eight minutes. You can see the lights of Panamint Springs near the center of the frame. There is a larger version of this image available (107k). This is a double exposure image. The main image was taken on a tripod with a 15mm fish eye lens. I tried to make sure the horizon was centered in the frame so that it did not bend, but you can see a little curve in the horizon. The moon was behind the camera for the main exposure. You can see the shadow of the tripod just to the left of center.|
The moon was added as a second exposure with a 200mm f/2.8 lens and a 2x teleconverter. The initial exposure was about 8 minutes...the moon exposure was what the camera's spot meter indicated was 2/3 stop above neutral grey; about 1/160 of a second if I remember correctly.
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