Photography by Thomas W. Earle

Comet Bradfield

Comet Bradfield, April 2004

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  • Exposure: 3 min. @ f/2.8
  • Lens: SMC Pentax 105 mm f/2.4
  • Camera: Pentax 67
  • Film: Fuji Provia 400F, pushed 1-stop
  • Location: Ritter Butte, Oregon
  • Date: 27-April-2004
  • Digital Master: Tony Hallas
  • Notes: Shortly before the comet rose, an unfortunate layer of altocumulus settled over the eastern sky; it was totally clear to the west; initially, the clouds were so opaque I couldn't see the comet so I had to make an educated guess; despite the "bad luck", the clouds offer a faint glimpse of the drama unfolding as I was trying to capture the comet between momentary breaks; even though mother nature took away my clear sky, she gave up a spectacularly bright meteor.
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