The Comet and the Child | Juan Carlos Casado

Juan Carlos Casado
Location of photo
Llers, Catalonia, Europe
Date/Time of photo
2013 March 20th, about 19 h UT
A 300 mm f/2.8 coupled to a Canon 5D Mark III camera.
I have obtained this image of Panstarrs Comet (C/2011 L4) on March 20th, 2013, beginning of northern spring. It was difficult to place and coordinate my son Jokin with only 6 years old on a ladder, just 50 meters away considering also that he could not see the comet. For this image I used a 300 mm telephoto lens, so that the effect of perspective seems to look and try to reach the comet. The first quarter moon provides ambient lighting that illuminates the figure.
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