The Great Conjunction of Planets culminated on the winter solstice on December 21, 2020 for a rare once-in-a-lifetime event as gas giants Jupiter and Saturn came together as the Christmas Star. The last time an event like this was visible was nearly 800 years ago. The fact that this rare alignment of what will look like the brightest star in the sky is occurring on the darkest and longest night of the year is a rare coincidence.
The nights leading up to the winter solstice were cloudy, but lucky enough after a night of hurricane force winds gusting up to 80mph, the skies cleared for a perfectly clear (albeit windy) evening. I watched the conjunction move across the southwestern sky and the moment it fully set behind the mountain a bright fireball shot across the sky. I dint get a photograph of that of course, but it was a memorable evening I will not forget.
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SENECA CREEK STUDIOS' owner and artist, Allison Pluda, is an award winning fine art nature, portrait, and commercial photographer based outside Laramie, Wyoming who offers the highest quality prints with a uniquely professional and personal touch. Her artwork is part of private collections worldwide and has been displayed in a variety of fine art galleries, juried art shows, silent auctions, and solo and group exhibitions. You can find many of her photographs published in magazines, calendars, books, newspapers and other mediums nationwide as well. She is best known her Wyoming landscape photography, classic Western vistas, and starscapes on her signature fine art metal prints.
Allison started Seneca Creek Studios in 2007 and brings over a decade of her professional experiences to life with her natural, vibrant, genuine, and adventurous style. She eventually gave up her corporate career to follow her dreams and became a professional artist and small business owner. She hasn’t looked back since and truly puts her heart and soul into every photograph, project, and client she works with. She now runs her online fine art gallery, portrait photography business, and visual marketing and design studio full-time.
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