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Bold Coast Meteor by Mike Taylor
Saturday, 28th September 2013

Bold Coast Meteor

by Mike Taylor

A bright meteor shoots through the night sky in one frame of an hour long time lapse I set up on some rocks on the Bold Coast of Maine. The green tail was quite striking. I did some light-painting with my flashlight for the foreground rocks. Also featured in this image are Orion the Hunter on the right, the yellow star just left of that is Betelgeuse, Jupiter is the brightest spike in the center of the image and the one above that is the star Alnath in the Auriga constellation. The bright blue star to the left of Alnath is Capella, also in the Auriga constellation. The bright blue star below Orion is Sirius. This image was taken during sunrise twilight at 4:20 AM and has been processed through Lightroom 4 & Photoshop CS5.
Equipment: Nikon D600 & 14-24mm @ 14mm, f/2.8, 30 secs, ISO 2500, 09/07/13, 4:20 AM
Mike Taylor
Taylor Photography is an imaging studio based in a 19th Century farmhouse in central Maine. I have been a scenic & nature photographer for over 10 years and a studio photographer for 7 years. My recent Landscape Astrophotography work has been featured on,, the International Dark Sky Association, Accuweather Astronomy, and multiple other science pages.

Bold Coast Meteor by Mike Taylor was photo of the day on Saturday, 28th September 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


Pamela North

28th September 2013 at 8:06 am

What a beauty’s view of the night sky framed by the trees and rocks.


28th September 2013 at 11:50 am

Absolutely stunning!!!

28th September 2013 at 1:50 pm

wonderful and thank you for illustrating us the sky in the shot

Helen Hart

28th September 2013 at 2:10 pm

You’re a real artist with great luck, what a shot!


28th September 2013 at 2:37 pm

Stunning! And thanks for naming the stars.

28th September 2013 at 3:35 pm



28th September 2013 at 3:54 pm

Thank you for sharing and educating us at the same time.


28th September 2013 at 4:03 pm

You can keep the beach, the sand and the heat, for me THIS is it
I am Pacific NW but loved the coast of Maine.
Thank you for the lovely reminder.

28th September 2013 at 4:49 pm

Beautifully captured and processed – makes me long for the Maine coast.

Tazmin shariff

28th September 2013 at 5:58 pm

Spectacular!! I love this capture, the light and contrasts. The subtle lighting of the rocks is esp lovely- almost as if bathed by moonlight.

28th September 2013 at 6:20 pm

Beautiful shot. Stunning.

Anne Egli

28th September 2013 at 7:41 pm

Have to agree with all the comments above, this is absolutely a stunning shot. Love the rocks, the trees, the sky. And thanks for pointing out all the stars and planets, just adds to the picture.

annabel brown

29th September 2013 at 8:18 am


1st October 2013 at 6:36 am

Another great shot here Todd. It’s nice to see a natural appearance to the night sky and foreground.

2nd October 2013 at 9:11 am

Great capture, this shot cannot have been easy.

16th October 2013 at 9:30 am

wow what a great capture and presentation

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