Dueling Perseids is the last photo i have to share from the Perseids meteor shower on 8-13-12. It is also the most interesting photo from the two nights I spent at Lake Cuyamaca shooting astro time lapse photography.
this is a composite of two photographs frame number 151 and 152 taken during a 4 hour astro time lapse sequence I filmed with my Dynamic Perception stage zero dolly.
watching this in real life it appeared that the top meteor moved down towards the horizon and then turned around and shot back up. it happened so quickly i'm surprised the my camera captured it in two frames.
the slight orange glow in the lower left frame is from the Julian wild fires.