“In the beginning …

… God created the heaven and the earth.” And one fine job He did!

Today’s post features my favorite single image of the Devil’s Tower astrophotographical trip to capture the heavens above the national monument. For me, this one image has it all … a meteor streaking across the sky, the Milky Way with it’s galactic core very visible, and even some interesting light in the bottom-right of the image, which is the capture of some lightning bolts that are lighting up the skies behind the clouds:

Perseid meteor shower & Milky Way over the Devil's Tower

Even though I live in a rural area of Missouri, I rarely get to see the Milky Way, so this was a real treat for me! I’m already planning possible locations to capture the Perseids and Milky Way next August! :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Tamron 17mm-35mm, f/2.8 – f/3.5 wide angle lens, shot at 17mm
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with Graf Studioball ballhead
  • ISO 3200
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter: Set to “Bulb” and an intervelometer set for 29 seconds



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