As my friend Brian put on his T-Rex costume and picked up Rockies’s leash to pose for this shot, we had no way of knowing a meteor would explode in the sky above LA. I set my phone on the ground with the LED on him and I shot some quick shots. No burst mode, no timelapse, no long exposures. Random 1/15 shots on a tripod from an angle of LA that no one ever sees. Shot at 8:22pm on August 18th, 2016.
Rokinon 50mm on a Canon 6D
1/15 exposure at f/1.4 and ISO 3200
Single frame from a timelapse I shot of Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket that launched some Iridium satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base into space. After accidentally shooting the Atlas V rocket traversing my Milky Way timelapse several months prior, I scouted locations and planned this lineup perfectly hoping the beautiful bastard would light up. It did. People understandably freaked out. Now there are many other rocket chasers in LA.
Canon 24-105mm f/4L on a Canon 6D.1/6, f/6.3, ISO1600
While shooting a timelapse of the Milky Way from Los Padres National Forrest, near Figueroa Campground, north of Santa Barbara, a rocket completely lit up the sky and the earth! Confusion, amazement and subtle panic rushed through our bodies as it traversed the sky above. My timelapse ran out of battery only 14 frames after this shot. Turns out it was an Atlas V rocket being launched from Vandenberg Airforce Base.
Rokinon 14mm 2.4 on a Canon 6D
15″, f/3.2, ISO 6400