Geminid Meteor Shower

All eyes were on the sky late last week hoping to catch a glimpse of the Geminid meteor shower.

After hearing news of this highly visible meteor shower for the northeast I made sure I would take time after work to check out the show. I went to a local park, set up my Canon S100 on my mini gorilla pod, and started capturing some 15 second exposures pointed towards the sky. I spent about a half hour taking pictures, having difficulty adjusting my eyes to the dark sky from looking at my camera screen so often. However while I was out I saw 2 meteors, but had no idea if I had captured one or not. Once I got home I took a look at my shots and confirmed my fear of coming home empty handed. 

Then today I revisited some of my photos within Adobe Lightroom to see if any of them were worth keeping as generic night sky photos. To my delight, as I boosted the exposure on one of the shots, I spotted a small meteor in the top left section of the photo. Success!