Interesting Photo of the Day: Fireball Over Mount Rundle

Shooting astrophotography can be full of surprises, both positive and negative. Brett Abernethy experienced the good kind:

meteorite falling over mountain

“Fireball over Banff Rundle Mountain” by Brett Abernethy (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

While he was chasing some aurora borealis, he stumbled upon a meteorite burning in the atmosphere. Luckily he had his shutter open.

“I shot it on a Canon 5D Mark III with a Zeiss 21mm 2.8 lens F4 for 49 seconds. On a tripod obviously. In post all I did was bump up the contrast and saturation a bit – which you have to do when shooting in RAW.”

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2 Comments

  1. Rob Yohannan says:

    I think you were extremely fortunate to be in the right place at the right time to capture, what I think, is an amazing photograph. I love it!
    So, while you were there did you get any Aurora Borealis photos? How would I see them?
    Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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