Star Man and Perseus [C_059960-1]

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    Ok, that's not Jeff Bridges (it's Howard) and it's not Perseus you see (I think it's Aquila) in the Milky Way.

    But it is a Perseid Meteor over Galen's Arch (aka Mobius Arch) in Alabama Hills.

    Because the frame in which I caught the meteor had the arch blown out by wayward light, I replaced the foreground (and Howard) using a better light painted frame just after the meteor. Hoping to catch a LOT more of these tonight and tomorrow!

    PS: Yes, the meteor is definitely green.

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    1. Steven Christenson 65 months ago | reply

      This image dedicated to Galen and Barbara Rowell who lost their lives 10 years ago today in a tragic plane crash. Galen's game changing photography and love of the mountains inspired hundreds of thousands. I am one who is so inspired.

      Moments earlier:
      The Band of Mobius [C_059963bw]

    2. bertdennisonphotography 65 months ago | reply

      beautiful tribute! he was an inspiriation to us all!

    3. Marsha Kirschbaum 65 months ago | reply

      How fitting that there is a meteor in this image which like Galen's and Barbara's lives burned with so much brightness and energy, but entirely too short.

    4. mark silva 65 months ago | reply

      bravo, this is outstanding! and a great tribute as well.

    5. Clydeart 64 months ago | reply

      OK, Steven, you answered my question. The photo I took last year at Calaveras Big Trees Park is most likely a satellite not a meteor!
      Thanks for the info on how to tell if it's the real thing!

    6. icecubephoto - trying to catch up 64 months ago | reply

      I had the pleasure of attending one of Galen's seminars in DC when I was a photo student back in the day. Seeing his landmark images and hearing the stories behind them made a profound impression on me, and raised the bar considerably. Tremendous loss...

      And it's a shame that he never collaborated with Michael Palin, which seemed like such an obvious project.

    7. [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

      So much junk in this group it's nice to see the odd image where someone has tried to get a foreground subject.

    8. Alexandra.Antonini 16 months ago | reply

      Love it very much ;-)

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