[font color=\'#000000\']I'm in north central Florida, the weather was fantastically clear last night and this morning. I headed to the coast (Cedar Key) to try and photograph the meteor shower this morning. Michael's article was excellent background, and very helpful in preparing myself for a type of photography I'd never done before. I went out armed with my Mamiya 7II and 50mm lens (about 28mm lens on a 35mm camera, if I remember correctly), which is my widest lens. Michael's exposure tips were very helpful in getting started.
I must say that the star of the show was the moon, not the meteor shower. First, "shower" is a bit of an overstatement, there were discernible streaks from about 4:30AM to 6:30AM, but the frequency was underwhelming. Second, the meteors were coming from just about every direction and going towards just about every direction. There was no one direction that you could point your camera towards and get more meteors. Third, the moon was exceedingly bright, so it was difficult to include it in the composition and get reasonable exposures. Not including it in the composition was still troublesome because of the overall brightness. My images are being developed, I'll get them by end of day, but I'm not particularly hopeful. I tried lost of variation on exposure times, centering around the maximum exposure time given by the formula in Michael's article (corrected for the fact that I had a MF camera).
Those negative things said, I had lots of fun shooting the moonrise yesterday evening and the moonset this morning (hope some of those turn out!), as well as the sunrise this morning.
Did anybody else's experiences differ from mine?[/font]