Jupiter, Venus and Crescent Moon – practise for tonight!

I did some reconnaisance last night to find a location and do some practise for tonights Smiley Face Conjunction.

Jupiter and Venus, with Crescent Moon

Jupiter and Venus, with Crescent Moon

I ended up at Yattalunga, near Saratoga on the Central Coast of NSW – about 20-25 minutes drive from home on the edge of Brisbane Water. The location was pretty good, and suitable for tonight, just a bit limited with available compositions. If the tide was higher it would allow a bit more flexibility.

Jupiter and Venus, with Crescent Moon

Jupiter and Venus, with Crescent Moon

Not sure now if I want to go somewhere else – maybe back to the old favourite at Long Jetty or further north at the Entrance. I’m quite happy with how the shots turned out, but starting to feel like going somewhere different tonight.

Jupiter and Venus, with Crescent Moon

Jupiter and Venus, with Crescent Moon

All shots taken with the Canon 350D with Sigma 17-70mm lens on a tripod. Capture details between 1-5s exposures, f/10 at ISO100 and ISO400.

The weather is going to be fantastic for the conjunction tonight – couldn’t have asked for more! Good luck and clear skies in your part of the world!

I also took some shots of a barnicled boat while waiting for the sun to set – it has seen better days!

Barnacle Boat

Barnacle Boat

Barnacle Boat

Barnacle Boat

Barnacle Boat

Barnacle Boat

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