December 13, 2012 – Nightscape
Tonight is the night of the meteor shower Geminid and I was up all night and saw about twelve (seriously, 12 – what are the odds!) meteor in the span of one hour around 1 am. This photo was taken much earlier while I was testing the camera setting making sure that I will be ready. Sad to report that I failed to capture a single meteor on camera. The good news is that the nightscape result turned out better than the one I did during summer – the one that I tried to photograph the milky way on June 22 I think next time when I have the opportunity again – the result would be better because I think I may have learned a couple things from my failed escapades. I started shooting RAW and it allowed me a slightly better post production tweaking.
On this picture I like how the two branches on the left hard corner sees to reach out and try to grab the stars. To be truly honest, it wasn’t planned that way, I just needed some foreground interest to shoot and this accidental compositional element is interesting.