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Geminid Meteor Shower

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:

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meteor-2

meteor-3

meteor-5

meteor-6

meteor-7

Full Moon Wednesday

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.

ISO 100
Focal Length 250mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/200 sec

Car Light / Star Bright

Car Light / Star Bright

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. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge – Geometry

Weekly Photo Challenge – Geometry

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