My friend Rahul and I ventured out once again to bear the cold in the hopes of capturing a meteor. First let me say it was COLD. Upper 20’s, made for a chilly time. Despite that, we saw some brilliant meteors, and one specifically that left a very nice trail. Unfortunately our cameras were pointed in the wrong direction.
We did learn a lot in our adventure. Mainly that it needs to be pitch black outside. The least little bit of light introduces a lot of noise. You will see that below. Regardless of how well the pictures turned out, it was a very exciting time.
I was surprised that I was able to capture 6 different meteors. Like I said, there was a lot of light noise, and I had to adjust the exposure to see the meteors in the pics. Not the best shots, but hey, I was very pleased to be fortunate enough to capture such a random event that last literally for only a second or two.
Here were my results:
The moon decided to give me a fit this evening. I took about a dozen pictures, and only this one was worth posting. I wanted to get a picture closer to the horizon, however, I was a little late getting home so had to settle for a sky only shot.
Beautiful bright full moon tonight. The tiny spec of light in the upper left of the picture is Jupiter.
My buddy Rahul and I attempted to capture the Leonid Meteor Shower early Saturday morning. We saw about a dozen meteors between the two of us. Overall the “shower” was a bust, but I was able to practice some bulb shots.
This one turned our really cool. We were standing on a highway overpass, so I was able to capture the highway traffic lights, as well as the star trails in the sky. I was hoping for a meteor as well, but that never happened. 🙂
My first attempt at a Bulb Exposure. It didn’t turn out great, but a great representation of the word “geometry”.
‘Geometry is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space.’ – Wiki