Stairway to Heavens & Comet Hale-Bopp

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My daughter strikes a pose with Comet Hale-Bopp.

This week Ed asked us to share a photo of our favorite subject. It was a no-brainier: my daughter on the stairs leading up to the heavens and Comet Hale-Bopp.


Thanks to Ed Prescott for the Sunday Stills: Favorite prompt.

Thanks also to Sue for the Word a Week Challenge: Pose.

Thanks to Ailsa for the Weekly Travel Theme: Short. (When this was taken, she was short, but now my daughter is as tall as I am. Kids have a way of doing that!)

Thanks to the kind folks at NaBloPoMo for the National Blog Posting Month challenge this November.


A selection of my heron and flower photos are now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.

Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

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Comet Hale-Bopp

Posted on November 18, 2013, in A Word A Week Photo Challenge, Astronomy, Astrophotography, NaBloPoMo, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography, postaday, Sunday Stills, Weekly Travel Themes, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Excellent shot from a few years back..;-)
    p.s. are you watching out for comet ISON? its in the early morning sky just before sunrise in the northeast sky near mars, it should be closest by the 28th..:-)

    • Thanks, Ed, glad you like it! We photographed Hale-Bopp almost daily for months. I’m looking forward to Comet ISON – have been following it in the media since it first hit the news. Plus, this weekend is the Leonids meteor shower. (Star-geek Babsje here.)

  2. Nice shot, good capture.

    • Many thanks for your kind words, glad you like it. Comet Hale-Bopp will be back in another 5,500+ years. I wonder what photographic technology will look like then.

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