(Not) Shooting the Perseids


So this past Friday, I went up with some friends to Rattlesnake Lake off exit 32 on I-90.  It was a lot of fun, and we laughed and talked and drank good wine.  It was a lovely time.  I shot a lot of photos, but didn’t catch any meteoroids.  The moon was too full and bright, and there just weren’t that many.  I saw about 10 trails in the sky, which was quite pleasant.   Here are some photos I did shoot.  Funny thing about the full moon… It’s a lot like the full sun. ;)

Specifically, 30 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 200 looks like a daytime exposure.  It’s pretty awesome to have images that look like daytime shots with star trails in the backgrounds!

One thing that I realized about this trip was that I was lacking a good release for my D700.  Fortunately, a quick trip over to Amazon and my Prime membership means that next time, that won’t be a problem for me.

Until next time…

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