Less a Meteor Shower, More a Meteor Drizzle

Thank you for your kind comments on hummingbird 2!
I'm disappointed in my Meteor photos overall. This image is three merged shots as my lens was open for 25 seconds at a time, so each of the three shots in this series had about a third of the meteor's path. The night was mostly clear, but there was a mist that made it hard to capture the Milky Way very clearly. At least in this one, I could show a hint of the Milky Way in parallel to the streak. It was exciting to see these popping across the sky -- even if we weren't seeing several each minute as we'd hoped.
Taken on the east side of Beaver Island, using Nikon 14mm, f2.8, 25 seconds, ISO 4000. In Lightroom, used Dehaze, Contrast, Highlights sliders primarily and a little adjustment to white balance.
I find it really compelling, that this is three shots, 25 seconds each, merged. The stats make it sound as if the meteor was moving slowly, but I'm probably misunderstanding. Good for you, to get out there for the shower. Beautiful colors and parallels between the milky way with the meteor.
posted August 14th, 2018  
Cool picture.
posted August 14th, 2018  
Super capture
posted August 14th, 2018  
A stunning capture to say the least, fav!
posted August 14th, 2018  
Oh I am so impressed with this Taffy! Last night I had to take Finlay into the garden at 1am and as I stood there I saw something move out of the corner of my eye. I looked up and another meteor rushed across the sky. I saw in all 6 in about 10 minutes. I was amazed how fast it was as it had disappeared almost before I registered seeing it. I had no idea how to capture one. Fav for yours!
posted August 14th, 2018  
Fantastic, Taffy! Fav!
posted August 14th, 2018  
Wonderful
posted August 14th, 2018  
outstanding outcome! I wanted to go for meteor photo-shooting too... but fall asleep :-)
posted August 14th, 2018  
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