Monthly Archives August 2013

Shooting The Perseid Meteor Shower – Part 2

August 16, 2013 PhotographyTutorials  No comments

Once I figured I had a good handle on shooting the meteors at my house (see previous post HERE) I figured the next step was to find a place with better foreground images to really make my shots look a lot more interesting.  When my buddy Greg Matthews told me he was going to go shoot the meteors at one of my favorite spots, Dinner Island Wildlife Management Area, without hesitation I met him out there.  At 3:30am.  Yes, you read that right, 3:30am.

Our first choice for a location was an old molasses tank (it used to house molasses that they would feed to the cattle).  Shooting at this location meant disrupting a huge herd of cows that were using that spot for their personal poop location...

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Shooting The Perseid Meteor Shower – or – Mosquito Bait

August 12, 2013 PhotographyTutorials  No comments

The most difficult thing about the Perseids meteor shower was all of the conflicting information you find online.  What I did was read a lot of articles about it and just sifted through the information that seemed to pop up over and over again in all of the articles.  Pre-dawn hours were best and look tword the northeast.  So, I got up at 4:30 am and sat outside on my deck till a little before 6am taking long exposures of meteors.

I’m not sure I would call this ‘the fireworks show of the year’ as some websites made it out to be….. more like the mosquito blood sucking event of the year with a few meteors thrown in (for Florida anyway)…...

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