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Photo Info

Dimensions4531 x 3079
Original file size12 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken12-Aug-15 23:58
Date modified13-Aug-15 13:02
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)17 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure25s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 2500
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Sandy Neck Shooting Star

Sandy Neck Shooting Star

We visited Sandy Neck in Barnstable, Massachusetts on a night close to new moon that coincided with the annual Perseid Meteror Shower. For about a week in August each year earth passes through an ancient cosmic debris field that offers an abundance of shooting stars in the sky. Seeing them is exciting though there is no guarantee you'll actually see any. It's just as rare to capture any on film and we simply went about our business and actually photographing them is a bonus. It all worked out with this shot though the water was a bit chilly for late August because I was standing in chest-deep water using a large tripod designed to capture lighthouses that are water-based.

August 12, 2015 11:58pm 68° calm wind
Nikon D4, 17-35mm lens at 17, ISO 2500 f2.8 25secs

16x24 framed, matted and signed limited print $400
16x24 matted and signed limited print $250
11x14 framed, matted and signed limited print $250
11x14 matted and signed limited print $125
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