Perseid Meteor Shower August 2015

ISO 3200, 14mm, f2.8, 30sec

These natural events really need to only occur on weekends 🙂  Being a Wednesday night and Thursday morning really didn’t help me getting up for work the next day when I was out photographing until roughly 4am!

ISO 4000, 14mm, f2.8, 30sec

Shooting a meteor shower can be a frustrating experience.  You have your wide angle lens set up to capture a section of the sky and it seems that the meteors are always just outside of the frame!  So I am always having an internal war and mostly losing about keeping the camera where it is and moving it every 15 minutes trying to capture a meteor where the last one appeared that I missed.

ISO 5000, 14mm, f2.8, 30sec

The other frustrating thing about shooting meteors, well for me anyway, is finding the meteor on the LCD image on the back of the camera.  So I come home thinking I’ve got maybe a handful of shots only and then as I process them on the larger computer monitor I find the ones that I missed.

All of these shots have a meteor in them, or some of them may be satellites……It was pretty easy to pick out the ones with the “airplane meteors”.  The satellites are more difficult because they are dim and don’t blink!

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