It's hot here

by Jon Sullivan - 2020-07-18

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Sometimes you plan endlessly for a photo location. Sometimes you just show up.

The plan for the weekend was to head to Borrego Springs near the Salton Sea to try and capture the Neowise comet shooting between the two dinosaur sculptures they have there in the desert. That spot is usually empty at night and it's nice to not have to worry about getting in everyone's way like you do at the dragon or scorpion these days. I typically go overboard on planning with lots of maps and notes and research. This time I just headed out.

I didn't go as well as it could have. I left the correct lens back at the hotel. My remote shutter is sitting by the door back home. I was going to also do a second location but completely forgot.

But it wasn't a total waste. My laptop isn't the best for post processing, so I'm sure I can clean this up a lot when I get home. And I got some regular old Milky Way photos I'm very happy with.

There was quite the crowd this time. Four photographers plus an entourage. And yes, we were wearing masks. Take that Karen. Everyone is delightfully talking about how perfect 50mm is for the composition. Meanwhile I'm trying to pretend I'm not thrilled with my 100-400mm. Just f'ing brilliant.

Headed back out tonight. Might as well try it with the right lens.

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