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Observing Geminid Meteor shower

By astyag
Thank you all for your warm regards and wishes. EPZ family is like a treasure that you could never touch or deduct from it but it is always there. I hope all of you have a good health.

After reading your comments I might add more description about this shot I took on 13th of Dec. night.
It might sound a bit spiritual, but when one stands and looks into the sky in a remote, pitch black dark place and sees stars and meteors in the sky the first thing that comes to one's mind is "how big is Almighty and how small are we and yet we send a robot to the Mars and we think that we have reached to Almighty's wisdom and power..." you might not agree with me though, that's OK Smile I take my hat though for what NASA and scientists have done so far for mankind.

Regards
Astyag

Tags: Night photography Night Stars Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Portraits and people Flash and lighting Geminid meteor shower

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18 Dec 2012 3:53PM
incredible .......

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Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
18 Dec 2012 6:43PM
Always special to see
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 43 United States
18 Dec 2012 7:33PM
It's a wonderful image and definitely speaks of the impressiveness of the universe.

One winter in Norway we went to be with friends in a cabin far away from city lights. When we emerged from our car, we could hardly see a thing. We had to wait about 10 minutes for our eyes to adjust to the dark, and then, WOW, we saw more stars in the sky than we realized were there.

Anne
xwang Plus
6 32 7
18 Dec 2012 8:06PM
Nice shot, Astyag. Excellent light control...Personally I would prefer you stand slightly towards left a little.Smile
Best wishes.
19 Dec 2012 9:14AM

Quote:It's a wonderful image and definitely speaks of the impressiveness of the universe.

One winter in Norway we went to be with friends in a cabin far away from city lights. When we emerged from our car, we could hardly see a thing. We had to wait about 10 minutes for our eyes to adjust to the dark, and then, WOW, we saw more stars in the sky than we realized were there.

Anne



Indeed, tell me about those ten minutes! well said. It is all about light pollution, once the car's light travels away you will start seeing the stars.
19 Dec 2012 9:28AM

Quote:Nice shot, Astyag. Excellent light control...Personally I would prefer you stand slightly towards left a little.Smile
Best wishes.


Hi Xiaole Smile I am behind camera! The subject is my brother. I had to lay camera with tripod horizontally on the ground to capture the sky. I would have compositioned the subject to the center. But you could say that my composition was with my eyes closed since I couldn't lay down on the ground and see through live view, even if I could it was pitch black so I couldn't see anything through live view. All in all I am happy with result since I manually focused and without knowing that I have focused on the subject sharply. However, I have so much to learn about astrophotography! I started to like this method! it is fun, spiritual and peaceful at night! Smile in the meantime I am searching a way to find the focus on my subject in pitch black dark! So far besides having some luck the only solution that I have found is to be present at your site before sun sets to scan the environment and find your focus.
RTR Plus
6 8 8 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2012 9:53PM
Nice shot this, unfortunately where I am it has been overcast throughout the shower and I haven't been able to see it.
I would cool this right down in photoshop to get rid of the brown hue, just a thought.
well done, Rich.
Tibetan 3 3 England
21 Dec 2012 4:18PM
I like this shot Astyag, I like the light from ground level fading in to darkness, your Brothers outline also fading, highlighting the Meteor shower as it gets darker still, it must have been a very difficult shot indeed, well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
21 Dec 2012 9:57PM
What a wonderfully atmospheric shot, even more so when one realises just how you had to shoot it. I think the clouds as they are, add to the composition, with the placement of your brother, to my eye, spot on ... Carol Grin
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
30 Dec 2012 1:21PM
agree about the figure being rather to far the right end, apart from that, I admire very much how you have done it and your technique for such a long exposure worked well! I also like your thoughts about stargazing.
Strangely enough, that is how I feel watching the sun set or rise over the land.
30 Dec 2012 2:14PM
Hi Astyag, what an image... quite different from what I expected!!

Thanks for the vote on the latest on my Druids / stonehenge/ solstice series... just a few more of thos to come in the next few days && that's it.

Gareth

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