Geminids Meteor Shower

2012.12.13
Day One Hundred and Two. Went up to Livermore to visit and friend and tour the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. After dinner, I headed south towards the Lake Del Valle State Recreation Area away from all of the light pollution of the city. The view of the stars was astounding. The wispy cloud-like formation of the Milky Way was plainly visible. I'm fairly certain I could see every star in the sky. It took me a while to figure out which way to point the camera. I initially tried for an interesting foreground with Livermore, but it was too bright. I then tried for a tree on the top of a hill pointed away from Livermore, but there was so much light pollution on the other side of the hill, that didn't work either. In the end, I wound up just pointing straight up, and am extremely pleased with how it came out. I managed to capture quite a few meteors, along with a few satellites, and a bunch of planes :)
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