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Geminid meteor shower at Red Rock

 
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Dec 14, 2010 19:33 |  #1

Stayed up last night to get this shot, it peaked at 3am. Dont usually shoot these type of things, first time for everything :D

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Dec 14, 2010 19:37 |  #2

wow, I like that shot!


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Dec 14, 2010 19:44 |  #3

Awesome shot!!

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Dec 14, 2010 20:56 as a reply to  @ tamadrummer1120's post |  #4

Jeez man that's one extremely impressive image. I'd say 3am was well worth that shot alone, not including the others you have tucked away on your camera still.


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Dec 15, 2010 02:02 |  #5

I like that a lot.


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Dec 15, 2010 02:04 as a reply to  @ markjpcs's post |  #6

Looks good. We had nothing but rain hear!:(


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Dec 15, 2010 02:18 |  #7

beautiful shot... I watched for about an hour but I didn't try to photograph any of it...


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Dec 15, 2010 08:04 |  #8

Looks great except the sky is way too dark . How did you get the mountains and foreground to show so well ?




  
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Dec 15, 2010 08:41 |  #9

Celestron wrote in post #11455890 (external link)
Looks great except the sky is way too dark . How did you get the mountains and foreground to show so well ?

Light pollution from Las Vegas. Lots of it. His shot is about 10 miles from my place, and even at the edge of town, it's bright.

I drove about 85 miles northwest to get away from it, and in 2 hours of shooting didn't get a single meteor on camera. I was hoping to get a bunch pointing away from the radiant, but no luck.

I did get to see a spectacular show out in the pitch dark. Somewhere around 3 a minute, and quite a few that clearly broke up into several chunks.




  
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Dec 15, 2010 10:34 |  #10

If the object of your picture is the foreground and mountains, for a scenery picture it is very nice.
On the other hand, if the object or purpose of the picture is the night sky and a meteor shower I would have revealed more sky and less ground.

The dark points are clipped a little too much in the sky.
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Dec 15, 2010 11:16 |  #11

Wow very nice. I wish I lived where I could take photos like this without having to drive 3 hours.


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Dec 15, 2010 11:19 |  #12

Fantastic shot! It's so serene


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Dec 15, 2010 13:11 |  #13

tkerr wrote in post #11456604 (external link)
The dark points are clipped a little too much in the sky.

This seems to be the astrophotography equivalent of "your horizon isn't straight". :)


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Dec 15, 2010 13:27 |  #14

tkerr wrote in post #11456604 (external link)
If the object of your picture is the foreground and mountains, for a scenery picture it is very nice.
On the other hand, if the object or purpose of the picture is the night sky and a meteor shower I would have revealed more sky and less ground.

The dark points are clipped a little too much in the sky.
Just my 2C..

Since DonJuanMair has "Image editing ok" I did this quickly (home from work today), IMO cropping the mountains to 1/3 rule more so highlights the meteorite, yet totally retains the uniqueness of the setting.
I also applied mid-tone levels to just the sky to slightly enhance the stars/meteorite.
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Dec 15, 2010 15:25 |  #15

SteveInNZ wrote in post #11457599 (external link)
This seems to be the astrophotography equivalent of "your horizon isn't straight". :)

Nope, it's a photography and Photoshop equivalent to "you moved the left slider too far to the right when using levels adjustments and clipped the image data". :D A very common error, that we've all done.


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