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Photographer's Note

Enoc and Mari are a remarkable couple -- retired schoolteachers from Oaxaca, they have stuffed a small school bus with telescopes and travel the country, giving astronomy classes in schools and holding public viewing events in the evenings.

Their story is delightfully presented in a documentary, "El Viaje del Cometa" (they have humorously named their bus "El Cometa"), which can be seen on-line at...
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/4294/El-Viaje-del-Cometa

Here, a local man looks through the Cometa's Dobsonian telepscope while Mari looks on and provides information.

Please forgive the odd color balance here. I tried to correct it somewhat (mostly by pulling down the saturation), but I wanted to preserve the feel of the scene, which was shot under red-filtered lights that were compatible with the star-gazing. Please also forgive the movement of the subjects -- I was pretty sturdily braced and shooting at ISO 1600, but this shot was hand-held at an exposure time of 1.6 seconds.

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  • Copyright: Russ Ham (EstudioChispa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 90 N: 498] (2182)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-05-07
  • Categories: Event
  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Exposure: f/4.2, 2 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-03-21 12:04
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