Some of you might know that every August the earth passes through the trail of a comet and we experience a meteor shower know as Perseid. This year it would take place on August 11th and 12th so I spent a couple of night trying to make a cool shot. When you are shooting the sky like this you always need to have something in the foreground to give some scale and place. I like the way this clump of trees is triangular, leading into the corners and as luck would have it , I captured this meteor right in between the trees and the Milky Way. Compositionally it was a jackpot as anywhere else would have unbalanced the image slightly.
I kept the ISO high to keep the exposure time low and avoid any star trails. This is where the awesome Canon 24mm f1.4 II comes in, and the high ISO quality of the 5D Mark3. Minimal noise reduction in Lightroom 4 cleaned this up to near perfection. In all I spent about ten hours under the stars over two nights and it yielded probably three images that I’m really pleased with. I’ll share the other two in due course!
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