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Venus: here as the Evening Star...

Venus: here as the Evening Star...
Photo Information
Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-11
Categories: Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Waxing & Waning [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-13 19:04
Viewed: 4080
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On the evening of Jan 11th I was fortunate to see Venus clearing a bank of clouds, and peeking out just below.

What had gotten my initial attention was the unusual light at the far left of this photo... It was flashing , and proved to be a ship that was coming from the Atlantic... Other lights in this shot: < from left to right > Lighthouse at Bull Point; homes on Bull Point; and finally rightmost the communications towers were Nav Canada monitors signals from the Atlantic. But the highlight: VENUS: ""A terrestrial planet, it is sometimes called Earth's "sister planet", as the two are similar in size, gravity, and bulk composition.""

Shot taken 11/01/207 05:41:25PM; from windowsill. Photo scaled to 30%, cropped to fit TN, captioned; JPeG quality 100%.

From the above link:
""Venus (IPA: /ˈviːnəs/) is the second-closest planet to the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. It is the brightest object in the night sky, except for the Moon, reaching an apparent magnitude of −4.6. As an inferior planet, from Earth it never appears to venture far from the Sun, and its elongation reaches a maximum of 47.8. Venus reaches its maximum brightness shortly before sunrise or shortly after sunset, and is often referred to as the Morning Star or as the Evening Star.""

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To anahory: A grain of sand...Shoot_Score 1 01-19 21:43
To bullybeef53: Moon and ship!Shoot_Score 1 01-15 21:51
To horia: A special moment!Shoot_Score 1 01-15 09:36
To pankajbajpai: VenusShoot_Score 1 01-15 03:49
To Bufo: LOL!!!Shoot_Score 1 01-14 03:17
To anniejo: The Evening Star was a bonus...Shoot_Score 1 01-13 23:55
To Clancys: Star BonusShoot_Score 1 01-13 23:54
To Adanac: Silver StarShoot_Score 1 01-13 23:52
To Naturewalk: "...setting"Shoot_Score 1 01-13 22:29
To kodiak1: Comet?Shoot_Score 3 01-13 20:50
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Jay, nice evening shot, but the remarkable thing is did you realize that the comet would have been right behind that cloud at that time in the evening on the night to took the photo?...it would have been just to the right of venus and a touch higher

LOvely shot!!!
Soft colors, and yet "bright" colors....makes one want to BE there and
see it!!!
Would have been nicer if Venus could have been CLOSER, but I know how that challenge goes!!!

Nicely done shot.........
Loved the BG as well as the side bars AND
the FG.......
Lots of points on this one!!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-13 19:50]
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Hi Jay,
Star lite star bright, Very nice sunset shot from your stationary tripod. I have always loved the dark blues in the sky with early sunrises and late sunsets, you have captured iy well here. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Jay,

As you already know, about 20 minutes after sunset (northern hemisphere), comet McNaught is visible near the horizon at about 15-20 degrees right of Venus! I tried to captured it today but there was to much clouds. Tomorrow is the last possible day to observe it and it will be very close to the horizon. For those living in the southern hemisphere, the comet will be visible for the next week or so. Good luck to all TN photographer that would like to capture it. Here is a useful link: http://www.skymaps.com.

On your picture, unfortunately the comet is hidden behind the clouds to the lower right of Venus. Anyhow, you have captured nice colors. What was your exposure time?

PC :)

Nice star shot.Jay that window sill of yours gets a lot of action,what being used as a sturdy spot to set your camera to get great shots of our ocean view.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-01-14 2:20]
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a missing pixel on my screen; and that with such a nice picture :-)
No seriously, well seen and interesting note.
Best regards, JAcob

hi jay,
nice shot of beautiful evening,
well composed with good pov,
framed beautifully,
tfs & regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-15 8:02]
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Hi Jay

What a charming and equaly interesting post!
At fisrt, when i saw the thumbnail i thought is a nice, beautiful sunset landscape, but when i opened the picture i saw that there is much more to it!
Indeed our little Venus is clearly visible there and despite being a tiny element in the picture, it's actually much more...and that's the secret of photography. Something so small like a white dot or pixel can change the entire scene.
Beside the fact that you managed to capture it among those clouds, the picture is also wonderful, showin the dimm lightof a traquill evening and all the lovely colors near the horizon.
Very well done, my friend!
Cheers and TFS

thank you for a very interesting educational note.

Hi Jay
this is a very interesting photo...that small bright point is Venus,a planet as larger as Earth!...we are really nothing more than a sand grain in the vastness of Universe!...and your photos reminds us just that!
best regards

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