With the meteor shower in full swing I thought it was a good opportunity to experiment with my first astro timelapse.
Attempt #1 - set exposure to 45 seconds, ISO 200, wide open. The results: spectacular, but WAY too short. I only left it out for an hour or so and managed to get a good 2 seconds of footage. I went out the next day to try again.
Attempt #2 - set exposure to 30 seconds, same settings as #1. The results: good, but not great. I really wish I had set exposure for longer. It would have given me more latitude to work with when editing and coloring in post. The lights from my house were a bit of a distraction too. Overall I was pretty happy. All the streaks of planes/satellites/stars are pretty cool. All a learning experience.
Shot with 1 Canon 7D, Tokina 11-16 2.8 lens, Manfrotto tripod, intervalometer. Stitched together using Quicktime pro 7, edited with FCP 7.