Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Mono Lake with three comets


Sometimes it is what we don't see. I captured this photograph the other morning at Mono Lake. Nothing extraordinary, really, but a lovely place. But when I put a sharpening mask on during processing I saw that three comet trails were actually coursing across the sky.

I could not see them with my naked eye. Now if I had four arms or eight arms like an octopus I could take a picture of the black screen that shows them clearly but I am bibrachial, (the scientific term for having two arms, I looked it up.) By the way, Tetrabrachius is a medical term for a person born with four arms (apparently it can happen from incomplete twinning) or for a four-armed monster.

Never know what you are missing out there...

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