Sunspots, Mercury & Humans

From the photographer: This was my dream shot and took few days to settle the location, timing and accuracy. I planned for hill/mountain type location a month ago and indentified the Sunset path in ‪‎Google Map‬. 3 days back I just glanced around the hill alone. 2 days back I took my friend with me for the trial session and seemed ok to me. On the judgment day, climbed the hill with a chair, water bottles (in 43°C temperature) and a guitar for posing shot. I was around 350 meter away from foreground where ultra telephoto zoom lens was to do its work. Most frustrating thing was there was no mobile phone network detectable there, so very much difficulties in communication. Overall, It was a brilliant experience executing the shot. Perhaps, unforgettable experience till now. Feels good, feels better, feels inspired. The next transit of Mercury will occur on 11th Nov 2019 visible from America, Europe and Africa.
Technical details: Caonon 1100D (Crop 1.6X), Tamron 600mm, F25, ISO1600, Shutter Speed 1/320 sec, Single Shot Exposure, Baader Solar Filter Used."
Nikunj Rawal

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