Night Skies over Kyrgyz Republic — Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower
I spent the night of August 11th 2016 in Kyrgyz Republic’s Ala-Archa National Park, located about 25km south of the country’s capital, Bishkek. I took a few photos of the sky, trying to capture shooting stars from the Perseid meteor shower that was foretasted that night. I used a Canon 6D and my beloved Sigma 24mm F/1.4 Art to capture these images. To remotely trigger the camera, I used my iPhone with Canon’s Camera Connect application. Photos were taken with a 10 to 30 second exposure and I found that I had best results with the lens opened at F/2 because it minimized vignetting. Images were edited with Lightroom.
Photographing the skies was so much fun because I got to camp with my family under the stars. My daughter is 3 and this was her first real camping experience, with bonfire and all, and she was as happy as can be.