Dave Checking out the Perseid Meteor Shower at 10,000 feet

My friend David Besnette and I were up in RMNP Rocky Mountain National Park last night on trail ridge road during the Perseid Meteor Shower doing some time lapse of the stars and meteors.


It was an amazing night under the stars at 10,000 feet, it was cold but I got to see some of the biggest meteor trails of my life. There are many people like us up there doing the same thing. It was like watching fireworks on the 4th of July with the, "Oh, did you see that one?!"


Also that I night I got to see my first bear in Estes Park at 1am crossing the street. My friend David thought it was a cow walking across the street at first.


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  • Adam Bird 3y

    Nice one!
  • Dave Dugdale 3y

    Adam Bird Thanks, we had a blast last night.
  • Ali Fishman 3y

    amazingggg capture! is that a bit of the milky way, right above you?
  • Dave Dugdale 3y

    Ali Fishman Yes, I downloaded a new star app before we shot the time lapse and the app showed me where to point the camera. I need to get a wider lens to I can get more of it in the frame.
  • Ali Fishman 3y

    Dave Dugdale woah, really? i'd like to get my hands on that app! could you tell me the name?
  • Dave Dugdale 3y

    Ali Fishman It is called Star Walk for the iPhone. I should have a video out from last night showing it in action.
  • nycnah 3y

    what settings did you use for this photo?
  • 6riffith 3y

    This is breathtaking. O_o
  • Dave Dugdale 3y

    6riffith Thanks!
  • cheat2008 3y

    love the picture, especially the Andromeda galaxy in the top-right hand corner.
  • Wendy Adams 3y

    Love this.
  • James Johansson 3y

    Man, this is just unreal, I really want to learn how to take photos like these, I'll go browse your website once more to make sure if you didn't have a video telling us about that already.. by the way, freakingly amazing review, extremely helpful of you Dave! You should go pro anytime soon really :D
  • KarlosCanon 3y

    Fantastic shot Dave.
  • Mehdi Mudassir 2y

    Hi Dave -
    What lens and settings did you use on the T4i for capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower? I saw you capturing the meteor shower using the T4i in one of the videos. Thanks!
  • ScienceNetwork WA 10mo

    Your photo has been selected to run alongside an article and on our facebook page of the online publication, ScienceNetwork WA.

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    Thank you very much for making it creative commons!
  • Dave Dugdale 10mo

    ScienceNetwork WA Thanks for using my photo, would it be possible to link to my site as I stated in the description of this photo?
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