Snow Barn

Ventured out into the frozen tundra of southwest Kansas last night in hopes of a grand show of streaking fireballs, blazing across the night sky….yeah, not so much.  The moon must have bleached out most of the faint meteors and the two or three bright ones we saw were just out of frame.  None the less, I had one of the better nights of shooting I’ve had in a while.  It’s always tough to talk yourself into getting out in sub-freezing temperatures but last night was totally worth it.  Shot a few star trails and had some great light with the setting moon.  Did anybody else have check out the meteor shower, and if so, how was the show from your location?


9 responses

  1. Nice shot. Is that a layered image? (I mean great exposure on the ground at night yet not star trails so no more than max 10sec exposure or so).

    From my experience to shoot startrails (due to their faintness) is always best when there is no moon or very little moon light… Either way was a bit cloudy and fairly high humidity so sky got very washed out here thanks to the thin cloud coverage and the moon. I looked but decided was pointless in trying to shoot so went inside and stayed warm.

    January 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm

  2. Excellent night time long exposure! I like when you can’t tell it’s a night image except for the stars!

    January 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm

  3. Awesome!! Love the stars.

    January 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  4. Curt Fleenor

    Meteors or not this is a terrific shot!

    January 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm

  5. You are a trooper for heading out. I know first hand what those KS cold nights can feel like.

    January 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

  6. I really love this image. It makes me cold just looking at it. Perfect.

    January 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm

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  8. Fantastic shot Scott. Just perfect.

    January 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm

  9. What a magical shot. Just stunning!

    January 8, 2012 at 1:45 am

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