Observer: Eric Rosen
Location: Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Date: April 30, 1997
All photos were taken on 4-30-97 at Saguaro National Park, Arizona. Used a tripod mounted Pentax P30T 50mmF2.0 lens set at F2.8 and 1600ASA Fugicolor film, for approx 15-25 sec exposures...I aso used a fill flash or flashlight to paint the cactus n the foreground..
Took the comet with some different cactus and in subsequent photos from this day I got creative. To get the perspective that the cactus were so tall I was sitting on the ground and had the camera tilted upwards.
To Highlight the cactus I used a small handheld flashlight. To get the perspective that the cactus were so tall I was sitting on the ground and had the camera tilted upwards.
The saguaro and octillo are silhouetted in this picture.. the Ion tail of the comet is also still visible. I know you are probably getting sick and tired of the cactus but are neat.
The ion tail is still visible and teh unsymetrical cactus looks like it trying to reach out and touch or grasp the comet itself.
Pentax P30T tripod mounted, with a 50mm F2.0 lens set at F2.8 for 15-30 seconds, and 1600 ASA Fugicolor film. Ion tail is still visible and this photo was taken while there was still an afterglow of the sunset...
Pentax P30T tripod mounted, with a 50mm F2.0 lens set at F2.8 for 15-30 seconds, and 1600 ASA Fugicolor film. Used green filter on fill flash to highlight the cactus in green.
For this shot I used a red filter over the fill flash to highlight the cactus in the foreground.
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