Canon T4i Perseid Meteor Shower Time Lapse

Drinking beer, playing with tech, and watching the stars at 10,000 feet.


My friend David Besnette and I were up in RMNP Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday night on trail ridge road during the Perseid Meteor Shower doing some time lapse. I am testing out the Canon 60D and the T4i/650D this month so I took them with me.

It was an amazing night under the stars at 10,000 feet and at Lake Irene, it was cold but I got to see some of the biggest meteor trails of my life. There were many people like us up there doing the same thing. It was like watching fireworks on the 4th of July with the, “Oh, did you see that one?!”

Also that I night I got to see my first bear in Estes Park at 1am crossing the street. My friend David thought it was a cow walking across the street at first.

Some Pictures from that day

Me Checking out the Perseid Meteor Shower at 10,000 feet


Canon 60D vs T4i/650D Double Take - They are so Close in Price

Apple Valley Road Lyons Bridge

Rain Coming in to EndoValley RMNP

Lake Irene - RMNP

EndoValley RMNP - Rain Passed

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Note to myself next time

Somewhere around 15 to 20 seconds (ISO 3200) on the 5D3 starts to create star trails with the Tamron 24-70 set at 24mm. Also using the Long Exposure Noise Reduction turned ON (not auto) and The “High ISO Speed NR” on “High” seems to help even the RAW images and adds a lot of time between shots because of the processing. But I have more testing to do on this.

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The time lapse was done with the Canon T4i everything else was the Canon 5D Mark III.

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