This was the evening of the first day of my late season trip to the Sierra. We drove all day over Sonora Pass and down 395 to Mono Lake. We went and pitched out camp in the lower Lee Vining campground, had some dinner and made ready for night photography.We arrived at the tufa garden at around 10PM and it was pitch dark. Couldnt see a thing!The stars were all out with just a sliver of the setting moon. Mono Lake has very little light contamination so the stars were very intense. There were a…
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Perseid Meteor Shower at Trillium Lake Friday morning, August 13, 2010. I took 360, 30 second exposures to get this one shot. This is an aggregate of the meteors that fell in three hours last night. Exposure - 30 seconds x 360 exposures Aperture - f/2.8 Focal Length - 11 mm ISO Speed - 2000 Basically - This shot was created by taking 360 exposures and then taking the shots that had meteor's in them out and layering them over each other and masking and merging them into the lower layer. I did…