Capturing a Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning [Photo] Mike Richard May 31 Australia, Perth, Photography, Sidelines 4 Comments This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure. © NASA In early 2007, a Perth photographer captured the above image where: … fireworks exploded as part of Australia Day celebrations. On the far right, lightning from a thunderstorm flashed in the distance. Near the image center, though, seen through clouds, was the most unusual sight of all: Comet McNaught. The photogenic comet was so bright that it even remained visible though the din of Earthly flashes. Simply. Stunning. Don’t miss the high res version courtesy of (who else?) NASA. 4 Responses tehk June 1 It’s quite a remarkable image, but the way you are presenting it, it sounds as if the photographer captured it all at once. However, its actually a panoramic image ~ which is a set of several images composited and stitched together on a computer. Reply sylee June 2 It’s a composite??? That’s disappointing. Your description does make it sound like the photographer got lucky and captured all three elements in one shot. Reply tehk June 3 Yes, of course, why do you think some of the people are blurry? He’s not even using a stitching software that optimizes for displaced objects between frames. Had he been, it would have been much harder to tell. Another easy way to tell is because not many cameras can take 180 degrees of view in a single shot ;) Reply veera June 11 Well, I think that’s still quite cool photo composite, specially when it was made in 2007 by an 18-year-old guy. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let's Make Sure You're Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. five − one = Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.