A bright fireball streaks right near the core of the Milky Way. Just above the arch, the planet Jupiter is visible. Off to the right, the Moon is glowing and reflecting off the crashing waves shortly before it sets and disappears below the horizon. What an incredible night this was! I knew as soon as I saw the fireball, this would probably be the shot of the night. Later on though, I might've caught a personal favorite. Keep an eye out for that soon!
Earlier in the day, Kona and I made the long drive up from San Diego and the forecast really wasn't looking good for shooting. After being in the car all day, it was another hour to the beach. So, two hours roundtrip for a forecast that wasn't looking good. Thankfully the forecast was wrong and actually worked in my favor for once! It ended up being well worth it as the skies stayed completely clear until we left around 1AM.
I've been taking a bunch of behind the scenes photos for the trip, but have kept endind up without enough service to post them. So, when I get back home, I'll have to put together a bit of a trip recap post.
How'd everyone make out with the Perseids? Tag me if you caught a meteor!
Sony A7RII - @sigmaphoto 14mm f1.8 ART
@Dell XPS15 9560
Long exposure of water over rocks. Does something this small count as rapids? A waterfall? It was a 1/2 second exposure with the camera braced against a railing while holding my breath and hoping no one else walked by.
Who's excited about the Perseid meteor shower? Whether you're photographing or just out observing, a really active meteor shower can be an awesome experience if you're in the right location.
Do you already have a location picked out? I'm heading out early next week for a bit of a road trip, so I'm still trying to decide where I'm going to head to for the meteor shower. Check out the link in my story for a few tips on photographing & viewing!
It's not always easy to capture meteors in your images. Sometimes they're just out of frame (or entirely out of frame!), but don't get discouraged. Try your best to keep shooting and go back to check your photos at the end of the night. You don't want to miss a bright meteor when you're looking at the back of your camera! Really bright meteors or fireballs get added to photos that you see pretty often on Instagram and can actually be pretty rare. Be ready for a long night, bring great company, great coffee and enjoy!