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Perseid Meteors…

Well, maybe it was just me. But, as a lover of nighttime photography (which I don’t get to do so often) and nature/astronomy, I decided to venture out last night for the much-hyped-about Perseid meteors, instead of just enjoying them, I thought I would try to capture them. Well, city life isn’t conducive to such adventures, but I tried. Often missing them after my exposures, I captured two you can see and a few faint ones at 2 am. The “peak” time for viewing is 3 am until right before dawn. I saw maybe 15 or so per hour (at peak timeĀ  you may see up to 90-100!). For those interested in photography, a fast lens (f 2.8 is perfect), ISO can range. Unlike firework photography, meteors are sometimes very bright and though only last for a blink, so higher ISOs are better I think. I set mine between 800-1000. Exposure times also varied from 5-45 seconds. Once you hit that minute mark you will see some slight trailing. Anyhow, here’s a couple of shots from last night…

I may give it another shot tonight, this time waiting until about 3:30 am.

This first image was one of the most interesting I captured. Although most were dim, long streaks across the sky, this one was short and extremely bright. On the cropped version below, you can actually see what I believe is its entry into the atmosphere and then there is a slight gap and it becomes extremely bright, burning out in green. The gap is where I believe it simply entered and immediately disintegrated. It was very bright, but as you can see it had a very short trail.

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This last image is what a typical meteor streak will look like. Although mine was going behind the tree and I did not see very many, they are long beautiful bright lights and make great photography. Nighttime photography is another whole world that most people avoid. They think photography is blasting a flash and lighting everything up. That is not always the case, natural light photography, especially at nighttime, is very beautiful and serene.

Travel in Time Photography, time for new adventures…

ANNOUNCEMENT: We will no longer be shooting weddings after November 2015

After November 2015, 10 years of shooting and capturing so many fabulous weddings, Travel in Time Photography will no longer be shooting weddings. While it is possible, depending on scheduling, that we may do some portrait photography, we will no longer be accepting weddings after November 2015. Thank you to all of our past and current clients for being so great. We have met so many wonderful people, been to so many great places and had so much fun. It was a great time, but on to new things after this year. It is time for some new adventures in another country (China)!

Again, thank you all for being so great and giving us the awesome responsibility we had of capturing your wedding. It was a great 10 years!