I spent the chilly early hours of Tuesday morning standing on Woodbine Beach with my camera staring up at the night sky looking for Leonid meteors. It was pitch dark around me, despite being so close to the city, and I had a good view out over the lake towards where the Leonids would be coming from. I saw a good number and managed to capture a few.
The camera was set to continuous shooting mode and the shutter locked down with a remote. The image is a combination of 86 separate 30 second exposures at f/2.8 and 800 ISO. I used a Sigma 20mm prime lens.
Back home I stacked the images in Photoshop and used the 'lighten' blending mode to build up the star trails. The light pollution gave the RAW files an orange tint but a simple tweak of the white balance fixed that. Finally, I added a base image of the beach and water that I took separately to give the image some context.
Shot of the day