My favorite meteor photo from the Perseids as seen at Sawtooth Lake, Idaho.
(Vertical photos look so much better when viewed on @steempeak)
And now for a story....
Scott Jarvie (@jarvie) and Brandy went out scouting for sunset locations while I was napping....No wait, that's not how it went (unless Scott was telling the story) it was I who went out scouting while Scott and Brandy were napping, and I found this really cool spot that gave us a great view to the milky way to the south and a great view to the north where the meteors were supposed to be, with a body of water on both sides.
They seemed to be pretty content with the location we were at, that was until they went to this new spot, that I found, and had a look around. After shooting some sunset photos, there was a moment where we kind of knew that we were going to be moving camp and we all agreed, This is the place.
With just a few hours until showtime and quickly fading light, we broke down camp with no attention to organization of how we threw our stuff in our packs, and then set it all back up at our new found spot.
As the stars came out two other photographers, Eric Benedetti and Andy J, joined us and we shared stories of scary animal encounters, talked nerdy camera talk, and oohed and aahed at the meteors falling from the firmament above, cheering when we'd capture one, and cursing when we didn't.
After a few hours we all seemed content with setting up cameras for time lapse and heading to bed. After getting my 3 cameras set up, I laid in my clear mesh tent and did my best to keep my eyes attentive for more meteors. I failed, and failed hard. I did, however, wake up a couple times to check on my cameras and change batteries.
Stay tuned for more photos and probably a composite of all the meteors I caught, so far I count around 90 from 2 different cameras (not counting the 3rd, which was not in focus)
Rokinon 24mm ƒ/1.4
Sky: 20s, ƒ/2, ISO 3200
Foreground: 66s, f/2, ISO 3200
Blended in Photoshop