Photography Challenge with Sue Karski

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Week 7 – #18 Movie Title

on September 12, 2016


The Day the Earth Stood Still – 1951  with Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal and Hugh Marlowe.

This is from the Bishop Planetarium Theater trip located in Bradenton at the South Florida Museum with Carmen Schettino. Carmen has worked with the museum to provide us access and we have the planetarium theater all to ourselves.  Carmen works with Howard, the planetarium theater operator who can pull in different planets and asteroids, and space craft to the digital full dome theater, then he provided instruction for our setups to photograph them.  Its a nice little trip.

The planetarium theater has the Digistar 5 dual Projection System with projectors that are more than three times as bright and twelve times crisper (higher contrast) than the previous projectors. The system allows for exploration of Earth through the use of 200 continually updated satellite datasets of our planet’s land, ocean, atmosphere and climate and live Bing and OnTerra views of the entire planet. They have stadium style seating and a digital 25,000 watt Dolby 5.1 surround sound system, and are capable of accommodating a wide range of programs, from lectures to film series to live performances. But first and foremost, the planetarium is a remarkable astronomy education resource, allowing visitors to explore their universe through traditional live star talks and immersive virtual journeys to the far reaches of the cosmos. They have shows that you can see. Check out their schedule at :

My settings were iso 200, f8, 13 sec exposure, at 77mm – using a tripod and a remote shutter control.


27 responses to “Week 7 – #18 Movie Title

  1. Sounds like a great set up! Something totally different to shoot.

  2. Great photo. Would love to go there. Also want to do our Topaz class!

  3. suesanborn says:

    Great photos and very informative explanation about the planetarium. Good job!

  4. Morag Reid says:

    LOL – Good one Sue.

  5. R says:

    Wow! Sharing with Shawn, he is going to be in astrology heaven. Your
    explanation was great! Loved it!

  6. Crisp and clear! Very cool image!

  7. Brilliant. What a delight to have access to such photo opportunities.

  8. donnagf1 says:

    Such a clear and well-defined photo — great job!

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