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Cosmic Rain (Perseid Meteor Shower 2013)

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Back in August I travelled to Lindisfarne Castle located on Holy Island, Northumberland, UK to go on a Perseid Meteor hunting expedition. When I arrived just after sunset it was pretty cloudy but the weather man told me it was going to clear up later in the night. Sure enough it did and it wasn't long before meteors started catching my eye. Once the fading sun light finally disappeared and I setup my camera the meteor shower really started putting on a good show. I stayed there until 3am but fortunately I wasn't alone. There were 3 other like minded photographers who were great company and helped pass the time away.

Once daylight started slowly creeping in I decided it was time to pack up and head for home.

This is the exact image that I imagined and planned to come home with from that trip. It is a composite of stacked images (or pieces of images). I chose the clearest background image to use for the starry sky then chose the best light painted foreground and layered it over my background. I then went through all of my images and gathered all the shots that contained a meteor, cut them out and layered them on top of my background image to demonstrate the radiant point from which the Perseid Meteors originate.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Aug 2013 - 11:14 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cosmic Rain (Perseid Meteor Shower 2013)
Username:St1nkyPete St1nkyPete
Uploaded:22 Nov 2013 - 4:52 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract, Wildlife / nature
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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4673 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2013 - 5:18 PM

Wow !!!......magical !!

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enfys
enfys  1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2013 - 8:30 PM

Outstanding Smile

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fazzer e2 Member 537 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 7:43 PM

stunning

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Esge
Esge  5 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2013 - 10:07 AM

Beautifully processed and your perseverance paid off!

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