Made the old fashioned way: with a steady hand, seven pictures, and Photoshop.
You may wish to click here to view it at some different sizes, as Tumblr can’t really do it justice.
I took some photos while I was in NYC last weekend.
I’ll be sharing them here over the next few days, or you can click-thru to see the set on Flickr (they look better there anyway).
Beneath The Stars (by Steelopus)
The Perseids were a bit disappointing last night. I awoke and went out at 3:30am to drive to my favorite star-gazing spot south of the city. It was quite chilly with a stiff breeze so I only stayed for about an hour. I only saw ~25 meteors, and none were very dramatic. The crescent moon with Venus and Jupiter was pretty, but far too bright.
Oh well. Now I’ll look forward to the Geminids on the night of December 13th. It will be a new moon during that show so that will certainly help with the darkness.
Self Portrait With A Perseid (by Steelopus)
2 years ago I got lucky and caught a Perseid meteor while simultaneously making a self portrait.
Tomorrow morning will be more difficult because my 17mm lens is out of service.
35mm is half as much field-of-view for meteors. Boo.
OK. One more.
Not A Comet (by Steelopus)
Holy crap I made some pictures tonight that I’m really happy with, but I’m going away for the next 5 days, so you won’t get to see any until next week. This is just a teaser. Click through because it looks much better large on black.
Hopefully by then they’ll feel fresh again after the deluge of fireworks pictures that everyone is dealing with tonight.
Click here for my set from last year (when I stumbled upon this style after forgetting my tripod).
Above Me (by Steelopus)
2012 Venus Transit (by Steelopus)
Well… not quite.
Without a filter, my setup didn’t stand a chance. Not even at f/40, 1/4000s, -5ev, ISO100.
Still a fun picture.
(No… those aren’t stars… just a very dirty camera sensor.)