From Top Photos Of The Year at Reuters (what, already? anyway…)
“The Perseid meteor showers happen once a year. I decided to go to the Stonehenge Neolithic monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire to try and shoot this spectacle. Using a tripod, a Nikon D700 and a 24mm lens, with an exposure of 7 minutes at 2.8, I somehow managed to capture a classic looking tipped perseid meteor directly over the stones. I wanted the stars to streak to give the picture some aesthetic impact, and in doing so it also widened my chances of catching a meteor on a long exposure. I sat there with my flask of tea for about 5 hours, trying to shoot in between security guards patrolling the stones with their torches. I didn’t know that I had anything until I got back to the car. The cold had really forced me to give up by then, even though it was mid August. I was pretty happy with the frame. I just got lucky.” 12 August 2010, Nikon D700, lens 24mm, f2.8, 7 minutes. Photograph by Kieran Doherty.
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