Photo of the Week
May 23rd, 2014
This edition of Photo of the Week is more special than usual. We’re excited to share an absolutely amazing image from Thomas O’Brien, but are also very excited to share some tips for shooting at night, particularly for capturing meteor showers. Click here for Thomas’s blog post “10 Tips for Photographing Meteor Showers”, hosted by our friends over at Muench Workshops.
Arches Nat’l Park, Utah
Canon 5D Mark II
“I had traveled out from Aspen Colorado to Utah for a quick trip to Arches for the Perseid Meteor shower. I ended up getting there pretty late (about 11pm) and had stopped at a few other locations in the park to see if I could capture some meteors. I was not having any luck so I decided to just shoot some nice photos, do some light painting and if I caught a meteor that was just a bonus. I had shot two images of the ground and the arches in the dark when I panned up and composed the third shot. As soon as I hit the shutter for the third photo a huge meteor streaked across the sky. I initially thought that I completely missed it. When I hit the review button I knew I got a shot of a lifetime and quickly shot the other two images in the panoramic so I could line everything up before the stars moved too much. At that point I knew I got a really great shot and decided to try to light the arches with a friend of mine. This image is a 5 shot vertical panoramic with a shot of the light painted arches blended in.”