- Posted August 13, 2012 by
Providence Canyon, Georgia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Light Years: Your view of space and stars
I missed my shooting stars
Excited to catch the Perseids meteor shower (and to get my dogs some much needed exercise), I went out to Providence Canyon State Park where I felt a safe distance away from Atlanta's glowing orb of light pollution to try my hand at time lapse photography for the first time. My goal was true: To make an awesome video of falling "stars."
After a two-and-a-half hour drive and a three mile hike, I found the perfect Boy Scout shelter to climb on top of and set up my equipment. An added bonus of being on the roof of this old shelter was that I could let the dogs off their leashes up there while I worked without worrying that they would wander away.
While the park, the hike, the meteor shower and to my surprise, my dogs' good behavior were all amazing, I didn't manage to catch any meteors on camera.
I think I'll try some different things next time:
1) Acquire an intervalometer
2) Get a wide-er-angle lens
3) Have more snacks
Even while not a one shooting star graced my lens, I think I still came away with a cool video and a few valuable lessons learned. That and one happy pair of dogs.