Perseids Meteor Shower in Washington DC


posted on 25th of august, 2016

On August 12-13 I made an attempt at photographing the Perseids Meteor shower just outside my condominium home in Washington DC. The Perseids Meteor shower is created by the earth's atmosphere colliding with ice and or dust particles from the comet Tuttle. Fortunately where I live it is fairly dark with limited lighting though better places to photograph the meteor shower are outside the city. My results were modest at best. I set up on the lawn outside my condo at about 3:00 AM or later each night of August 12 and 13. Camera was set to manual exposure at F4.5 and time exposure of 20-30 seconds at ISO 1600. A zoom lens 14-55MM and Sony A series camera took the photos with lens set to its wide angle setting to cover as much of the sky as possible. Tripod support was used and shutter was released...

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Posted by Sandshack33 on August 30, 2016
Very nice photos :)
Posted by Saulute123 on August 29, 2016
Amazing photos! Good luck :)
Posted by Mantvydasd on August 29, 2016
Nice! :)



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I like to travel and have been to many places like California, Europe, Maine and Mexico. I live in Washington D.C. and have also taken pictures around my home including the new WWII Memorial. Digital cameras come and go so like everyone here I am always trading up. The summer is coming to end here in Washington DC and I am doing sunset shots and looking forward to Autumn.

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