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Kathie O'Donnell
Spearfish, SD USA
03:12 am

Equipment Details:

Nikon D750 with Rokinon14 mm f2.8 lens. ISO was 6400 and exposure was 15 seconds using in-cam interval shooting.

Post-processing Details:

Bumped up the light pollution to get a nice complementary color harmony (blue/gold).

Image Details:

1 a.m. to 4 a.m. observation of the Geminids near the McNenny State Fish Hatchery near the SD/WY border. This year the temps were in the 50's which we shouldn't be having. Nasty winds whipped up to over 40 mph which actually (despite precautions of keeping tripod lower and using vehicle as a wind break) dumped the camera over. My newer camera with pricey lens and better tripod survived. As you can see, this meteor was fairly bright and low on the horizon. Lots of vibration stress on the tripods so pics probably not sharp as one would like. Happy to be out there again as we got "skunked" by bad weather the last two years.

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