Cyril Lucido Kuhn
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Shot on: Nikon D610 with a 14-24mm f2.8 lens
Settings: ISO6400 20s f2.8 -
Geminid meteors over Sir George Everests home in Mussoorie - 13th & 14th December, 2018.
My first, 'relatively well crowded with meteors', meteor shower image! I’ve tried to capture meteor showers (in this manner) a number of times in my life but never been very successful, capturing at most only a few meteors on any given night. The last trip I made to Ladakh to view the Perseids was where I thought it would finally come together but so many things went wrong up there. First the car died on us (taking 10 days to get fixed) and then my camera + intervalometer crashed to the floor on the very first night of the Perseids, rendering my main system unusable for the rest of the trip. I drove thousands of kilometres for photography and couldn’t use my main camera from the first day on! BUT It all worked out this time and I am very very happy about it. -
This image contains in it about 60 meteors that were captured over 2 nights (total 12hrs) of shooting. I captured a little under 2,000 images (of the frame you see) over the two nights with the D610 & 14-24mm combo. All in all the camera recorded 130+ meteors and I used what I thought were the best ones for this composition. I moved meteors to the closest clear part of the sky in times where two meteors overlapped. Didn't try very much to arrange them in any way, preferred to leave it as natural as possible 🙂 -
How was the viewing for everyone else this year? Over the two night here in Mussoorie, while I didn't even look up throughout, I spotted close to 180 meteors all in all. This was truly the best (so far) meteor shower experience I have ever had.