We were a group of ten grown ups watching comet McNaught setting this week. After it had gone below the horizon the tail showed up like smoke rising from a bush fire. No matter how hard I tried I could not capture this phenomenon with the camera in all its glory. I edited these two photos and played mostly with lighting and contrast in an attempt to reproduce what everybody agreed to have seen with the naked eye. The B&W was converted when I realized it contained unwanted false colors. I agree the photos are of questionable quality but I want to share the sheer size of the tail visible to us. You may check the link above to see how authentic my captures compare to other people's. This was certainly a Joyous Magnificent Red letter day for me!
Thank you for the favorable response to "I caught McNaught".
Other recent uploads from Anton, Andrid and Tunde appear below. I apologize if I have missed anybody's photograph as it was tough checking all the uploads and spend time out in the bush taking photographs after work.
Jan 19, 2007 6:29:20 pmby rainbows Homepage »
Dear Oom, you are so blessed to have seen this.... Ofentimes we cannot capture what the eye sees, the full glory!!! You did a magnificent job. Beautiful, amazing, so precious. I am so glad you were under this sky.. "Camera in hands" ~ more likely upon tripod. Hugs and na night. Di Di.
Jan 19, 2007 6:49:28 pmby stuart83 Homepage »
I'd be happy with any quality at the moment, skys have been cloudy now for some time, although the quality is below your normal standard, these are great captures of a spectacular event, I like the fact you reconized the second capture the colours were not true & converted to b/w