This week a very special cosmic event is happening, which can just be described as totally awesome and anyone who misses it is really lame and has to wait a long time...well probably only till next year but still. I'm of course talking about the shooting stars coming down these days in massive numbers. Last night I drove to the Wasserkuppe mountain which is part of light protection area in the national park of the Rhön in the middle of Germany. After parking the car and turning of the headlights I was just stunned by how dark it was and how many stars you could see. From the parking space it was another short walk to the top of the mountain where the "Radom" is located. This is a former US-miltary Radio dome used to spy on the east Germans during the cold war. Nowadays it's empty and just a great foreground for out of this world space pictures.
The weather was great and you could see the milky way just so clearly going right over the dome. Oh the shooting stars where just incredible, in the roughly 4 hours I spend up there I saw just so many and large meteors, I guess I know should have filled up my good-luck-bank for the next year. Before I went back home I just had to take the obligatory pointing your flashlight at the stars selfie for some instagram fame.
I just the whole night with the 14mm 2.8 Rokinon lens on my Nikon D750 on top of a 3 Legged Thing Brian Tripod. Short tip here: It's a manual lens so while still in the light I set it to infinity focus and taped it in place so I have perfect focus all night without any problems.
The meteor-shower is still going on tonight so if you have the chance and the weather allows it, go outside tonight and watch the stars.