I’m a family photographer in Allen, Plano, and Frisco, but in my own time I do a bit of Landscape photography.
Here’s just a little old historic Texas church and a great big historic Comet Neowise! A few lady photographers and I trekked 3 hours from Plano, Texas, to a dark sky area near Throckmorton, TX to do quite a bit of night sky shooting. We began around 8:45 pm staring at the sky waiting for darkness to spot this beautiful comet. Finally it appeared in all it’s beauty over this 1936 Catholic Church. It truly is unbelievable how in total darkness the comet has such a long tail and a split in the tail.
This comet is named after NASA’s Near-Earth-Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. It is 3 miles wides, 70 million miles from Earth and traveling at 144,000 mph as it moves away from the sun. It took this comet 3,000 years or so to get here and it will not be back near Earth for another 6,900 years!! Incredible!!
Just a few more days you’ll be able to go outside 1 hour after sunset and look into the northwestern sky under The Big Dipper to see Comet Neowise. Be sure to have binoculars, and/or your camera on a tripod for at least a 10 second exposure. The camera can pick up a lot more light and things that our own eyes can see.
This is a composite of the Comet NEOWISE over Lake Lewisville on my 2nd excursion at 4:00 am on July 10th to see this comet.
Eliz Alex Photography specializes in children and family sessions in the Dallas, Texas area including Plano, Texas; Allen Texas; Frisco, Texas, McKinney Texas. Please message to schedule your family’s photographic adventure with me!
Little people call her Camera Girl. Elizabeth’s middle people, two boys, call her Mommy. She calls on her Canon, enthusiasm for the outdoors, creativity as a former toy maker, excitement for discovery, and addiction to Starbucks coffee to guide the littles, middles, and their families on photographic adventures. Elizabeth’s love of nature and volunteer work at a local conservancy keep her connected to the land, and always seeking new settings where she can capture the natural light, the beauty of the local fauna, and the candid and the magical moments of the families she guides.