Preview Video Clip from the Geminid Meteor Shower
I spend many nights each year chasing meteor showers with my camera, catching that brief streak of light as bits of ice, dust and rock burn as they the earth's atmosphere. One of the best meteor showers of the year is the Geminid meteor shower in mid-December. I headed to Death Valley to take advantage of its annual average of only 1.9 inches of rain, greatly increasing the odds that I'd be able to shoot under clear skies.
This 15 second video clip was produced from a sequence of images, each captured for 30 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 6400. So the total time period covered was nearly 2 hours. The high definition version I'm currently working on will show more of the more faint meteors once I'm finished producing the entire video.