Sunspots On 2014s Last Sunset
Taken by John Ashley on December 31, 2014 @ Glacier National Park, Montana
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Date Taken: 2015:01:01 12:15:26
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Hiked back to the same neighborhood yesterday to photograph the last sunset of 2014 behind the Huckleberry Mountain fire lookout in Glacier National Park, Montana. Using HDR and layering techniques (and an orange solar filter) allows you to see the frost-coated trees and two sunspots. If you click to enlarge, sunspot 2253 is visible on the left and 2246 on the right.

Ive actually been working on this one for a few weeks now, waiting for the weather to cooperate. When I finally got it on New Years Eve, is was a balmy +14F, much warmer than the -11F during the comet photo a couple of nights ago.

Happy 2015 everyone!
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Just went back to your last picture to be sure this was your also and saw your post.
You have some nerve~~ braving the cooold and great talent!
The glow on the trees is amazing, looks almost like fire.
Happy New Year now go inside and get warm.
(I am in Pa where it is a balmy 27 near Phila) :)
Posted by HP1954 2015-01-01 15:41:07
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