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The western sky has been interesting this month.  Once again, we had Venus and Jupiter shining brightly,  this time joined by the crescent moon.   That’s Venus next to the moon, with Jupiter at the bottom of the frame in the image above.   I felt it was my duty to run out and shoot a few frames for the record.  Venus is close to it’s maximum brightness, just incredibly bright in the evening sky.


3 responses

  1. oneowner

    I saw this occurring once this month on that rare night we had that was not overcast. I was out without a camera, so I was unable to get the shot. Since that night it’s been very overcast in the evening, so we didn’t get another chance. My bad. What was I thinking, leaving home without a camera. Anyway, these are the shots I wished I had taken. And since you’re shooting the D700, they are way better than anything I could have taken anyway. Well done.

    March 26, 2012 at 11:12 pm

  2. elmediat

    Beautiful composition.

    March 29, 2012 at 9:41 am

  3. Thanks, yes the old D700 does great in low light, high ISO situations. Add a little of Lightroom’s magic noise reduction and evening skies come out looking pretty good. There were a few high thin clouds off and on, that’s what is making that nice glow around the moon. Well that, and of course it is overexposed too.

    March 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

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