Got up at 11:15pm last night and headed to Somerset Dam area to get some shots of Comet Lovejoy. I had managed to see it from a couple of streets away from my house on Christmas day but it was extremely faint due to the city lights. It was amazing to see it all the same after a failed morning beforehand and dire weather conditions. I thought it would never clear up! Yesterday morning Jase and I headed to Currumbin Rocks to get some shots of Lovejoy over the ocean. It was a fairly clear morning but we really left too late and by the time we had set up, the comet was no longer visible
So we decided to head to bed at 7pm last night
slept for a few hours then headed out to Somerset. The skies were absolutely gorgeous but where we had stopped, in a picnic area 20 mins from Reedy Creek, there was a hill blocking the SE horizon and we could not yet see the comet. We decided to head to Reedy Creek and see if it would be any better. We got to Reedy Creek but decided against it as there was no where safe enough to stop off the road. We decided to return to the picnic area but as we started driving, the cloud started rolling in...
We began chanting and sat in the car eating Shapes and waiting and waiting...but it just kept getting thicker and thicker! Argh so frustrating!
Jeanette and I had been texting through the late evening and she texted me to tell me the clouds were dissipating in Kilcoy. So we headed to Kilcoy, the cloud chasing us from behind
The sky got clearer and clearer the closer we got to Kilcoy and by the time we met up with Jeanette, there was only some light scudding cloud on the horizon. We continued to chant and chat and catch up
all the while snapping a ton of shots of our beautiful Christmas comet, Comet Lovejoy
It was really a beautiful morning! As the sky got lighter, we were gradually chased by rippling pink cloud and decided to call it a morning.
After that we headed to a beautiful spot on the dam and took photos of the sun rising and the reflections of the pink and orange sky lit up in the water.
What a morning!
Lots of laughs and clewd chanting and the beautiful Comet Lovejoy, finally captured in photographs!
I hope you like them
Edit: I just realised that one of the shots that I cropped, has in fact still got a white background that I missed when the image was cropped after I rotated it LOL. Never mind me, I am very very tired.