A country road heading to Fremont Peak winds underneath the skies as a small meteor from the Perseid Meteor Shower strikes the atmosphere with the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy as a backdrop in the night sky.
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An amazing night sky
3 Sep 2010 5:31am
Such a great framing for catching the perseids! Milky Way makes the sky most interesting here.
3 Sep 2010 5:38am
un enchanted world !
3 Sep 2010 6:37am
Can we make a wish if we see a meteor on a picture or do we need to see it in real...
This is like a dream...
3 Sep 2010 6:38am
Gorgeous capture... so detailed ! Very impressive again Scott, well done. Have a nice day :)
3 Sep 2010 8:11am
like from some giant magic wand. beautiful!
3 Sep 2010 8:26am
3 Sep 2010 12:14pm
3 Sep 2010 1:10pm
Very unique image using the road Scott. I have completely forgot about processing these images - will have to go back and take a peak!
3 Sep 2010 1:23pm
Great night shots your two last posts. One so full of
3 Sep 2010 2:18pm
Great night shots your two last posts. One so full of quietness and the other so full of activity.
3 Sep 2010 2:19pm
what a gorgeous image.....the billion starry sky, the meteor, the road winding into the distance through sand and brush.....and my favorite part: that golden glow just over the horizon, a kind of promise of hope.....in a miraculous world.....brilliant shot
3 Sep 2010 3:46pm
3 Sep 2010 4:01pm
How beautiful this is, Scott. Our sky was pitch black long before the Perseid Meteor Shower began in the east, but we did get to see one lone meteor streak across the sky, from N > S, which was breathtaking!
3 Sep 2010 4:02pm
Scott, this is so, so, so wonderful!! You make me want to give this kind of photography a try. I see that you are using a D3 and you have the ISO pushed way up, but I see little noise here! WOW! I love, love the galaxy.
3 Sep 2010 5:52pm
That's an absolutely wonderful shot, Scott... on all fronts. It has that magical feel of a Hubble shot. Care to share the ratio of exposures with vs without a meteor? And about the lack of noise at such a high ISO...a pass through noise reduction software? Thanks for sharing your terrific picture with us!
3 Sep 2010 6:11pm
@Tony Duque: Tony, thanks for the comment! I was shooting at high iso with the D3 which is fantastic for high iso low noise images. Canon just came out with their version of the D3 recently. I was shooting from 20 seconds to about 50 second exposures hoping to capture a few with the meteor strikes in the frame. I got a few and this was one of my favorites - you can see the exposure info to the right of the image. No noise reduction was used. In order to take these types of images you need a high iso camera, and an f2.8 wide angle lens. No iso noise reduction was used.
Wow!! Wonderful capture.
3 Sep 2010 6:57pm
An exceptional opportunity to see this! It looks like shattered glass pieces all over the sky!
3 Sep 2010 7:52pm
This is a brilliant shot Scott. In Holland we can't take such photo's because of all the light in the country. I love to look at tihis kind of photo's!!
3 Sep 2010 8:04pm
Scott, love the trees and road in the image and good catch on the meteor!
3 Sep 2010 8:50pm
Very cool - I'm glad someone caught a meteor!
3 Sep 2010 11:48pm
4 Sep 2010 5:15am
You made fantastic picture, Scott. I can't believe that you shot it in the night when look on the green ground. Superb low-noise at D3's High ISO and F2/8 create magic! I dream to see such a Milky Way at night in reality too.
4 Sep 2010 9:11am
Mind boggling to think that any camera can produce usable images at iso 4000 Scott, but you certainly have found a way to squeeze the maximum quality out of the results. Are there any special techniques used in the post production to retain the awesome range range of light in these shots?
WOW! I must get up there soon on a clear night, if just to see all the stars! Your night time work is fantastic.
4 Sep 2010 1:11pm
Wow beautiful shot , nice capture
4 Sep 2010 8:12pm
what can one say? an amazing night sky with just about every single star visible in this photo!
5 Sep 2010 12:34am
There is so much light pollution where I live I have never seen one of the perseids. Once I think I actually did see a shooting star some time ago though. A magical shot with all the sparkling stars surrounding it.
5 Sep 2010 2:56am
Very nice image. It always feels great, doesn't it, when patience is rewarded. Congrats on the spotlight, as well as on the exposure.
5 Sep 2010 12:32pm
Very nice shot
5 Sep 2010 1:02pm
Congratulations on your well deserved spotlight Scott :) Have a great sunday !
5 Sep 2010 1:39pm
Congratulations ! This photo is amazing ! Well done !
5 Sep 2010 2:45pm
Congratulations on the spotlight, a true wonder this cliche. Good Sunday
5 Sep 2010 2:49pm
5 Sep 2010 4:04pm
So happy this made the Spotlight, Scott ... so well deserved!
5 Sep 2010 5:02pm
Yes, I agree with Judy! Stunning work! Congrats on spotlight!!!!!
5 Sep 2010 6:30pm
This image takes my breath away. A beautiful world, and it is so beautifully rendered here.
Everyone else has already spoken ahead of me to express my the thoughts and feelings about this shot.
I'm so glad you were chosen for the AM3 Spotlight for this. Congratulations !!
5 Sep 2010 8:18pm
Excellent even without the Persid-with it, even more special. Congrats on your spotlight!
5 Sep 2010 10:16pm
Congratulations on the Spotlight! Magnificent!
6 Sep 2010 2:53am
WOW! It looks like sprinkling of fairy dust! Man... to get a shot like this...
6 Sep 2010 4:01am
Wow, this is amazing, extra composition! Congrats!!
6 Sep 2010 5:35am
6 Sep 2010 8:04am
This is very impressive. You've done a wonderful job of capturing the starfield and that streak of meteor. 5 stars!
6 Sep 2010 12:55pm
Fantastic! Congrats on your Spotlight!
6 Sep 2010 3:43pm
Fantastic shot ! Amazing colours and light, a great show !! Congratulations for the "spotlight"
6 Sep 2010 7:08pm
Congratulations for the spotlight. The sky is awesome
6 Sep 2010 8:31pm
I looked through much of your work. Stunningly beautiful images. I am now a subscriber to your podcast. :) Look forward to it. Thanks!
7 Sep 2010 3:12am
you are so lucky to see that! i went out several nights at midnight to see it, but we were all fogged in. i didn't get to see even one shooting star to make a wish on. so thank you for showing me what i was missing.
your photo came out great! i love the setting sun effect too.
7 Sep 2010 3:39am
This is a fantastic one! And like many others I'm just curious on how you achieved a noise level so low at an ISO so high. Would be glad to learn, the PP options, if any, that were involved.
8 Sep 2010 5:27am
Clicked in the right moment! 5 Stars for this one. Congrats on the Spotlight
9 Sep 2010 4:28am
13 Sep 2010 2:32pm
I'm glad to see at least someone get a meteor in a frame that night ! Nicely captured.
13 Sep 2010 6:26pm
I have returned to look at this photo several times and each time it is spectacular! The detail of the stars and the Milky Way are superb...nicely done!
17 Sep 2010 5:23am
Wow! This is such a rare opportunity to capture! Well done this is an outstanding shot.
17 Sep 2010 12:34pm
you edited teh back drop in right??? ... like the colors
21 Sep 2010 11:36am
21 Sep 2010 2:11pm
Unbelievable, it must have been awesome.
27 Sep 2010 8:02pm
Wow, haha, this is just insane... Never seen anything like it... Well done!
7 Oct 2010 7:07pm
better than my own eyes ^^
20 Nov 2010 5:51pm
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