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The Little Persistant Perseid Meteor That Could

So after making the extra effort to triple-check the weather forecast for our preferred Perseid location we still got clouded over, but I refused to give up on the shower.


I pointed my camera at the shower radiant and hoped some meteors would be bright enough to shine past the nearly full moon and cloud cover... and I was rewarded with this nifty Perseid image that is quite a bit different than the usual fair. I guess it just goes to show the old lemons to lemonade adage applies to photography too!

Shot Notes: 642 shots at 19 mm, F/5.6, 13 seconds, 2000 ISO, and this was the only meteor I caught! ;-)))


I used the image with the most moonlight on the foreground to lighten it in the meteor frame and used a bit of light painting on the dead tree. Agonized over cropping off a sizable portion of the top, but decided to post un-cropped. Thoughts?

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Taken on August 14, 2011