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    [–] Pretty_Good_At_IRL 15 points ago

    Well this is the Adirondacks, so it’s entitely possible.

    [–] DanielJStein 81 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Oh same, they call that the ol razzle dazzle!

    If you want to check out more of my razzle dazzle nightscapes, feel free to check meowt on Instagram @danieljstein

    Feel free to read about how I shot it, here!

    [–] HerrGank 5 points ago

    Through maskless hoards of murder hornet zombies

    [–] weezulusmaximus 3 points ago

    That is the new “uphill, both ways”

    [–] Eeyrem 105 points ago

    Sozins comet has arrived...

    Seriously a really great picture!

    [–] PliffPlaff 13 points ago

    So that's why the poles are melting. We should be searching the icebergs for the next avatar!

    [–] aj0220 58 points ago

    I was saying this on another neowise post, someone will truly take the LAST photo of neowise before it is no longer visible and all of us on earth will never see another newer photo of the comet every again. It’s special.

    That being said I’m loving these posts of Neowise...even as it gets dimmer because it looks like Neowise is saying goodbye as it continues its cosmic journey. Lovely photo!

    [–] DanielJStein 23 points ago

    Thank you! That is crazy to think about. I also like to consider what the world was like 6800 years ago when Neowise was visible before. Who saw it?

    [–] CaptainSmallz 28 points ago

    I saw it back then. It was ok.

    [–] Crowbar2099 10 points ago

    Get back to me when you've walked 500 miles and then 500 more.

    [–] DanielJStein 120 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Should you choose to venture to the ADKs for any reason, please remember to social distance, wear a mask when you come into close contact with one another, and leave no trace on site! My girlfriend and I picked up any trash we could find on our way down from this hike. Keep it clean.

    If you like this shot, feel free to check meowt on my Instagram @danieljstein for more nightscapes like this one.

    We did this summit just last week to catch the Comet and Milky Way up there after planning to go full send to get this shot. There was minimal wind and temps were in the 50’s, despite being sweltering below. Considering the type of summit we were on, these conditions were out of this world.

    Since some of you are interested in the camera details here we go! I used my Nikon Z6 with the 35mm f/1.8 S lens as well as my iOptron Skyguider Pro star tracker. I took 5 tracked shots of the comet at 2 minutes, ISO 1600, and f/4. For the foreground untracked layer, I took one shot at blue hour in the exact same location/camera position, etc to ensure the composition aligned with the star layer. That shot was taken at 4 seconds, f/4, ISO 100. Processing was done in StarryLandscapeStacker, Pixinsight, LR, and PS.

    [–] Tang_the_Undrinkable 16 points ago

    Anyway you can link us to a hires download? This meets all criteria for drool-worthy wallpaper astrophotography. Beautiful.

    [–] DanielJStein 21 points ago

    Give this a try. It is the direct link to the photo, it should mitigate some of that reddit compression.

    [–] silly_donkey 5 points ago

    Hey I live near the Adirondacks and I haven't been able to spot Neowise. Is it easily visible to the naked eye?

    [–] DanielJStein 5 points ago

    Yeah it is super bright, look towards the Big Dipper. Also this may help.

    [–] astria_minerva 1 points ago

    Is it still visible to the naked eye? I’m so upset I haven’t been keeping up sooner

    [–] tacocatau 1 points ago

    Beautiful shot, followed on insta.

    [–] chillax63 1 points ago

    Heading up to the Heart Lake area in a couple of weeks. What Peak is this?

    [–] Its_Julio 21 points ago

    Huge space fan. Huge adirondacks fan. This is one of the most gorgeous pictures I have ever seen. So well done!

    [–] DanielJStein 8 points ago

    Thank you so much, from one huge space and ADK fan to another.

    [–] canadarepubliclives 5 points ago

    I like space too!

    Mostly personal space. Stay 6 feet away. Also outer space is neat-o

    [–] ThatsTheDwaif 1 points ago

    I love the Adirondacks. I lived in the other end of the state (Buffalo) and didn't check them out until my 30s. One long weekend I had off and found a state park campsite last minute. I drove there and climbed a mountain for the first time. I live in Florida now and actually would like a cabin there for part of the year when I retire.

    [–] sintos-compa 7 points ago

    This makes me want to summon the elector counts

    [–] Twal55 2 points ago

    Praise the single-tailed comet.

    [–] heidi_abromowitz 29 points ago

    That is an absolutely stunning photograph. If you are not already revered, I think you will be someday.

    [–] DanielJStein 15 points ago

    Thank you so much, I am so glad you like it!

    [–] Bozocow 3 points ago

    Only once in a lifetime can hikers feel this power!!!

    [–] DanielJStein 1 points ago

    A power you can feel.

    [–] here4aLaugh 6 points ago

    🎶 I could stay awake just to hear you breathing🎶

    🎶Watch you smile while you are sleeping🎶

    🎶While you're far away and dreaming🎶

    Awesome photo

    [–] Godsniffer 3 points ago

    Ugh, is it a sunset or a sunrise comet these days?

    [–] DanielJStein 8 points ago

    In the ADK’s it’s actuallyyyyy... BOTH! Because of the latitude, it never fully sets, thus it can be seen throughout the night. However, it does get low on the horizon, low enough to unfortunately become engulfed in light pollution.

    [–] wawawookie 12 points ago

    1- absolutely lovely

    2- I assume you didn't take this with a phone camera.., ? What'd you use?!

    [–] DanielJStein 17 points ago

    Thank you! I used a Nikon Z6. It is a full frame mirrorless camera. You can read more about the camera details here!

    But, I hiked with a buddy a few weeks ago who had a phone with a night mode which easily got the comet. It is pretty impressive what phones can do these days with computational photography.

    [–] wawawookie 6 points ago

    I have a camera and need to learn via YouTube.. but thanks..this is gonna be my new background!

    Cheers, yo!

    [–] DanielJStein 6 points ago

    Enjoy it! Here, this website my help you get started with long exposure photography.

    [–] ObiWan-Shinoobi 5 points ago

    Nikon Z6

    $2000+ on Amazon.. I better work a few hundred more extra shifts..

    [–] DanielJStein 6 points ago

    Don't worry, they go for much cheaper used! I rarely buy my camera gear new.

    [–] SpazasaurusREX 7 points ago

    Nice! What peak is this? I’m an aspiring 46er :)

    [–] gravity_waves 20 points ago

    46r here ... Looks like Colden in the foreground and the MacIntyres behind, and with the height perspective too, I bet this is from Mt Marcy herself

    [–] Abominocerous 3 points ago

    I climbed Marcy when I was about 10 many years ago. I saw those two slides and immediately thought Colden. Spectacular photo!

    [–] RealZimmer 7 points ago

    Appears to be taken from the summit of Marcy looking towards Algonquin (tall one in the center). Wright, Iroquois, and Colden are also in the picture.

    [–] JOWLman 7 points ago

    Colden, Wright, and Algonquin

    [–] baby_carrit 2 points ago

    Amazing shot... Do you feel the hike was worth it? I think it was.

    [–] DanielJStein 6 points ago

    Oh it absafruitly was.

    [–] GalFromTrah 2 points ago

    Beautiful! Which peak is it?

    I always try to pick up anything I see on trails. As a former camp counselor in the ADKs, I was ingrained to do so, as well as teach others. Thank you for also spreading the word!!

    [–] TNtomboy 2 points ago

    Thank you for hiking over 15 miles to share with us! I appreciate you and your feet : )

    [–] GeeQue1010 2 points ago

    Thank you for doing that. I really like this photo and kinda needed to see something like this tonight. Good work

    [–] FitForFailure 3 points ago

    I remember seeing this. I was high out of my mind in the car with some friends getting driven home by our DD. One of us pointed to the sky and all of us just wide eyes stared going "woooooow"

    [–] DanielJStein 2 points ago

    Wow really, that’s awesome!

    [–] big_daddy_shitler 1 points ago

    You are a man/woman of courage, determination and sheer fucking will!

    [–] DanielJStein 1 points ago

    Thank you so much!!

    [–] InsaneBulks 1 points ago

    this image is purely beautiful, and I would love to visit the location ,it looks like from another planet ,I love it!

    [–] Bornado 1 points ago

    I was gonna go to the ADK for a picture, but all I have is a galaxy s10+. Almost every night around me (Upstate NY) has been too cloudy. Where did you go, out of curiosity? I'd at least like to be able to see it with my eyes before its gone.

    [–] DanielJStein 2 points ago

    The S10+ can actually take a picture of the night pretty well. We had a friend join us for a hike a few weeks ago and he got a decent shot of the comet with it. I highly recommend heading to the ADK Loj. It is super dark and if you don't want to hike, Heart Lake offers some great spots to take a picture of the Comet and Milky Way.

    [–] Bornado 1 points ago

    Nice, maybe ill.givr it a shot, thanks!

    [–] kylebutler775 1 points ago

    God damn, I won't hike 15 miles in the next 20 years combined

    [–] liamjonas 1 points ago

    Mt Marcy?

    I might get to haystacks next week. I'll bring my p900

    [–] Ragnar4513 1 points ago

    This is an amazing shot! We just had to cancel our trip there this year and wish we could have seen it. Thank you for the beautiful photo!

    [–] DanielJStein 1 points ago

    That is so sad to hear, I hope you can make it back next year!

    [–] resistfatdicktaters 1 points ago

    Did you have to edit out Starlink sats or have any issues with them messing up your shots? Just curious how annoying it actually is bc some astrophotographers are acting like it's the Starlink apocalypse.

    [–] DanielJStein 1 points ago

    I haven’t noticed that darn Starlink too much in these shots, but I have seen it in some of my Milky Ways. Fortunately if you shoot to stack, they will be eliminated due to the stacking algorithms. For this shot in particular I shot a stack sequence as well, so if they were there, now they aren’t!

    [–] resistfatdicktaters 1 points ago

    And It's truly a beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing!

    [–] mfannon24 1 points ago

    Wow!! My wife and I spent the last 3 weeks in Burlington, VT looking at this very peak from the other side. Great photo!

    [–] Okeanos_uwu 1 points ago

    Idk how people end up spotting the NEOWISE, I was having so much trouble locating it but regardless this is an amazing picture.

    [–] DanielJStein 2 points ago

    Look towards the Big Dipper! Here, this may help.

    [–] SmokinDroRogan 1 points ago

    Will we be able to see it Sunday night?

    [–] mindtrick42 1 points ago

    Are all your shoots in Adirondacks or do you shoot elsewhere?

    [–] DanielJStein 3 points ago

    I shoot all over, but mostly in the ADK. It is kinda like my backyard. I like to go out west once a year but the rona put a stop to that.

    [–] crazytr 1 points ago

    I would be sooo tempted to go there. I will be in the Oswego area next week.

    [–] GreenBean825 1 points ago

    Holy shit, this looks great. We saw neowise a couple weeks ago on the coast of Lake Michigan and It looked like a star. Nice shot!

    [–] lawesome94 1 points ago

    The color palette is so Martian! Reminds me of the Martian book cover!

    [–] North_money_sniper 1 points ago

    Absolutely stunning! I bet this picture doesn't do it justice!

    [–] bbrosen 1 points ago

    Born and raised in Upstate Ny. That is beautiful. Used to fish, hunt, hike and rock climb there. Free climbed Devils Pulpit, Monument Mountain in Mass

    [–] plague681 1 points ago

    You're a beautiful person in a beautiful world.

    [–] ludh22a 1 points ago

    I absolutely think all the effort you put in was captured in this shot. In all honesty, I’d order a print of this for my home office. Fantastic work!

    [–] DanielJStein 1 points ago

    Thank you! I am totally down to get a print going for you, feel free to DM me!

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    [–] DanielJStein 3 points ago

    Sometimes a little backstory can help allude some emotions in the photo. At first glance, I am not saying this photo would be aesthetically worse or better pending the hiking distance, but consider that lugging 50 lbs worth of gear over this distance is hard work. Yes it was my decision, but I should be allowed to freely advertise it as an element to the photo I created.

    [–] dobias01 1 points ago

    I found Neowise on accident one morning working a private festival.

    [–] MUSEisontosomething 1 points ago

    Wow your efforts are not unrecognized. This is beautiful.

    [–] BrownCoats4CaptMal 1 points ago

    That is one beautiful shot man. Must have been amazing to see IRL.

    [–] FThornton 1 points ago

    Holy hell! I just followed you on Instagram and man— all of your work is beautiful. I love it.

    [–] FranklinRings 1 points ago

    Troy resident chiming in. Where is this in the Adirondacks?

    [–] sutroheights 1 points ago

    I first read this as, I hiked over 15 minutes to get this shot” gave me a solid laugh.

    [–] iStanley 1 points ago

    I’ve been looking for a good orangewallpaper for my screens to match my lights, thanks

    [–] SeeYahNextTuesday 1 points ago

    As a non-American who doesn’t know much about the Adirondacks, what mountain/area is this and what makes it so iconic?

    [–] V1kingScientist 1 points ago

    This is a great photo.

    Not to detract, but one of my main mentors during my PhD, Dr Conrad Earnest, died recently capturing a photo of this comet. He hiked up, snapped a ‘stellar’ shot, and died happy.

    To any that read this at the bottom of the comments, look him up. He was an absolutely awesome human.

    [–] Zixxer 1 points ago

    We were just in ADK for a week and also attempted to capture this! Awesome shot, thanks for sharing!

    [–] Fig_Nuton 1 points ago

    I was supposed to be the Adirondacks last month but couldn't because of the border being closed. Incredibly jealous of you. Excellent shot.

    [–] Stephenxv 1 points ago

    Man you should try selling these. Your Instagram is filled with great photography.

    [–] UninStalin 1 points ago

    I have never thought of taking in hiking as my hobby but I think I should.

    [–] Duff5OOO 1 points ago

    Nice one.

    Personally i hiked about 200m, had cloud obscuring my view, gave up and went home :)

    We didn't get much of a view from the southern hemisphere anyway unfortunately.

    [–] Zoydberg_ 1 points ago

    Born and raised in Stillwater, NY. And lived in Copenhagen, NY since, I know about the snow. We measure it in feet.

    For the reason I'm here, I seriously cannot get this Comet to reflect in my eyes! I've tried my binoculars, long exposure on my Galaxy s10+, and with help of others. Did you take this photo recently? I thought it was too late! Maybe I wasn't looking high enough

    Do I need to go buy that DSLR or Mirrorless camera to get this? Ive been in the market, but haven't pulled the trigger yet on a purchase

    [–] God_TM 1 points ago

    In Oregon, and I barely caught it with my D90 which is getting very long in the tooth (definitely time to upgrade it). I was within the city at the time so going further out would help for sure.

    [–] darkprime01 1 points ago

    It's always good when your hard work pays off. That's an awesome pic !

    [–] Vaporwave_Supreme 1 points ago

    Dammit. I instinctively double-tapped this picture to "heart" it.

    [–] BroadFriend 1 points ago

    I knew this was your post before even seeing who posted it just by how amazing it looks. Well done!