Easter Meteor, Vasquez Rocks

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 I bought a new camera and lens. I wanted to test it out, so I drove up to Vasquez Rocks, less than an hour from my house, and experimented with higher ISOs than I usually use. I got lucky and photographed a Lyrid meteor. I saw the meteor as it fell. It was magical.
And yes, I know I did a very similar angle to this a year ago. I was just testing out the camera and wanted some comparison. Besides…it’s a good angle.

Title:  Easter Meteor
Info: Nikon D610, Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 lens, my Dad’s heavy 1970s Sears aluminum tripod. Exposure time 30 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 1000. “Light painted” with an Energizer headlamp. Lyrid meteor. 19 April 2014 midnight.
Photographer: Ken Lee Photography
Location: Vasquez Rocks, California, USA

He comprado una nueva cámara y la lente. Yo quería probarlo, así que me condujo hasta Vasquez Rocks, a unos 45 minutos de mi casa, y experimenté con un ISO más alto de lo que normalmente utilizo.  Tuve suerte y fotografié un meteoro Líridas. Vi el meteoro en su caída. Fue mágico.

Título: Meteor Pascua
Info: Nikon D610, Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8, pesado 1970 Sears trípode de aluminio de mi papá. 30 exposición f/2.8, ISO 1000. Pintura de luz con Energizer headlamp. Lluvia de meteoros Líridas. 19 abril 2014 de la medianoche.
Fotógrafo: Ken Lee Photography
Ubicación: Vasquez Rocks, California, EE.UU.

Equipment:  Nikon D610, Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8, Feisol tripod.

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Lyrid Meteor Over Vasquez Rocks – Night Sky Photography

Here’s a special photo, capturing a Lyrid meteor!!!

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Title: Stars Dropped Down Like Rain – Lyrid Meteor Shower Over Vasquez Rocks
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, 30 second exposure, ISO 400 f/4. Mountain light painted with bright flashlight. 20 April 2013 1:19 am.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Vasquez Rocks, California, USA

In 687 BC in Zuo Zhuan, one of the earliest Chinese works of narrative history, described the Lyrid meteor shower: “At night, fixed stars are invisible, at midnight, stars dropped down like rain.”

I was lucky enough to capture this amazing falling star, part of the recurring Lyrid meteor showers that show up typically around late April.

Equipment:  Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, Feisol tripod.

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You can see more of these photos here  on my Ken Lee Photography Facebook Page (poke your head in, say hi, and “like” the page if you would, uh, like). We discuss long exposure, night sky, star trails, and coastal long exposure photography, as well as lots of other things, so I hope you can join us!

And you can go to the Ken Lee Photography website, which has more photos from Ken Lee.  Thank you very much for visiting!