A large asteroid about a third of a mile wide will zoom safely by Earth this month, and mark the planet's closest encounter with a space rock of its size until 2027. No need to call Bruce Willis just yet. But today I had to put my camera in the shop for some repairs, and of course, there goes my source for video, 36 mega pixel raw photo's and photo's, if there were going to be any of this asteroid. Granted NASA astronomers say the passing asteroid will be the size of a grain of sand, that's apparently what a 1/3 of a mile sized object 1800 feet in diameter, looks like from 745,000 miles. Things like this always occur when your equipment is down. The upside to all of this is, equipment will be in stellar working condition when I get to return to the Florida Everglades in April to do some more astrophotography. I guess photographs are what you make them. People will send accolades , comments, and the obligatory "LIKE" but seldom send money to purchase your work. Why buy something shot with a 5000 dollar camera at 36 mega pixels, shot in a location that required 3 days of travel, a day and a half of planning, and hour to shoot, 2-3 hours to post and edit when you can have a "SELFIE" from a cell phone camera for free?
Ahhhh the perils of this industry.