Saturday, August 19, 2006

Shooting Star

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This shot was taken well before sunrise looking west toward
Lafayette from Lake Martin. It was a 30 sec exposure and captured a Shooting Star while being exposed. I was looking at the camera during the exposure and did not even see the meteor until I was reviewing the pictures on the computer! Much to my delight the star was in a nice spot for the composition. I know your first impression is to attribute this to luck....well maybe, but you have to be there to get lucky!

UPDATE (10-9-06):
Alain Briot has published my essay describing the image and thoughts on "luck" on his web site,

Alain is one of the most successful landscape photographers in the US, I was fortunate to be able to attend his Navajo Lands Workshop Last October.

Please check out the essay here on Alan's Site.

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1 comment:

Brian Even said...

This is your money shot Tom. One in a million. Awesome