Once upon a shooting star

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Comments (6)

David Brown Photogra… on April 22, 2012

You DID catch some of the Lytid (?) meteor shower. Well done. It was raining and well overcast down at the bottom of our green hole in the trees here Ken

Why do you have a replica Stonehenge in WA?

Most impressive location for this set however. Well done.


Kenneth Kruse on April 23, 2012

Thanks Jethro, I believe they are called the Lryid's. This was the only of the series where I caught one, and it was as the rising sun was starting to lighten the sky. I did manage to get some decent Milky Way shots however. The Stonehenge in WA was built by the railroad tycoon Sam Hill as a memorial to fallen WWI soldiers after he was incorrectly told the original was a place of human sacrifice. It is a full scale replica of the original prior to it's partial destruction.

David Brown Photogra… on April 23, 2012

Then I am glad I indicated my uncertainty regarding the spellink - which mitigates my ignorance by at least one whole ounce.


I still am in awe of your dedication and cunning to use this as a prop in your endeavor. J

Kenneth Kruse on April 23, 2012

Dedication, maybe a little, it was nearly 2 hours drive from home, and, I left the house at midnight. Cunning, well if you check out this map you may see it is the closest dark sky from my house, adjacent to Maryhill State Park, Stonehenge is pretty much a no brainer.

Sixten Imgs on April 27, 2012

These new versions are very impressive, Ken (is there more coming or can I already select the favourite :)

If you will return there later I suggest to call beforehand and ask if it is still there. Analyzing by the hot colour and the steam it seems the whole place was very near to lift-off and follow the meteors.

Kenneth Kruse on April 27, 2012

hahaha I'll make sure I do call ahead you might be right. As for more comming I will have to see. I have been so busy since taking these that I haven't had much time to play with'em. I will have time this weekend and will see what I can come up with. One of my biggest problems is that I do my first image and can't wait to upload it, I later look through things, refine my images and later regret uploading the first

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  • Uploaded on April 22, 2012
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    by Kenneth Kruse
    • Taken on 2012/04/22 03:43:55
    • Exposure: 30.000s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO1600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash