Thurs., 05.14.20 – Astro Bob, aka Bob King, last week wrote a blog post on The Crescent Venus Is Within Your Reach, so I decided to try it a few days later at late dusk.
Due to the fact that my tripod is in storage and not with me in lockdown/quarantine, I handheld my Nikon D850 with the 300mm lens on it – even with Vibration Reduction on it took a few tries to get a working image. Cropped in post, here is my Venus in her Crescent form photo.
It is ok, but I did it. I am sure with a tripod, in a clear desert sky with no atmospheric humidity, this photo would have turned out nicer.
I am glad to know that myself, my camera, and my 300mm lens can capture Venus in her crescent shape.
Also, I am sorry that I have been nearly completely AWOL the last few months, but the whole COVID-19 lockdown thing has drained me of every desire to process and post any photo whatsoever.
p.s. A different processed version of this photo was posted to Flickr.