Archive for June, 2014

Cape May Lighthouse 06/01/14

Posted: June 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

I had the star trail shot in mind for a long time. Finally, I got the chance to spend 90 minutes on the beach at Cape May. It’s tough to get a decent photo of the lighthouse at night because there are so many floodlights and tons of light pollution. After trying several angles, I found it best shooting from the beach. It was a beautiful calm night, except for the plane traffic. There was a plane in 200 of the 270 exposures. It’s a tedious process to remove them before processing the star trail. The center star is Polaris, the North Star. I was pretty excited that night as you can see in the middle photo.

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Arrived at the East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville, NJ just after midnight with my good friend, Jack Fusco (Jack Fusco Photography). The Cameloopardalids meteor shower was pretty much a bust, but I did manage to catch a couple of meteors just before daylight. Over 400 exposures and only two meteors, a far cry from the predictions. Still a great night with Jack, one of the top night skies photographers.

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