Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2020/07/11

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Subject: [Leica] Hale-Bop photo by Mr. Ritter
From: stasys1 at (Stasys Petravicius)
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 08:48:07 -0700

Howard - I was on a driving trip across the US from Calif to Cleveland and 
back a number of years ago. Stopped at White Sands NM, and listened to a 
lecture by Dr. Hale while sitting on a sand dune and watching a presentation 
projected on his motor home. He said next April a comet - the Hale-Bop comet 
is going to be a sensation as it travels across the sky. That April- I was 
taking a nude photo workshop with French photographer (Lucien Clergue) and 
other photographers in Death Valley. We took a day trip to the Alabama Hills 
to shoot by the Sierra Nevada mountains. After shooting most of the day we 
drove back to Death Valley. After some time- were told the comet was coming 
by. It was low in the sky - going right to left. It had a V tail- white and 
blue. I was so tired of shooting nude models, that I did not take one 
photograph. I watched it go by- spectacular!! Now I regret not shooting it.
But- that?s life.
Stasys Petravicius