I had a problem here trying to balance light pollution and film speed.
Since I don't have anything wider than 50mm for the OM-10 and don't have the
electronic cable release for the MZ-S, I used my Spotmatic with a Takumar
28/3.5 lens. I was loaded with Agfa Vista 100 and bracketed at each
aperture for 1 minute. With the city of Charlotte 15 miles East and
Gastonia 5 miles West, plus all the neighbors who had left their
porchlights on over night I'm afraid I won't get much. With the 100 film, I
may have reduced the light pollution but lost the meteors, while with 400 I
would probably have lost the meteors and gotten the light pollution. Guess
I'll find out Tuesday when I process the film.
----- Original Message -----
From: "M. Royer" <royer007@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2001 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: [OM] Leonids
> The show was really spectacualr at Hamilton Beach
> State Park here in NY. A few clouds, but at 5am the
> show was really nice. Didn't bring my camera though
> since all my film is below 400 speed which I am pretty
> sure would'nt capture the meteors and I'd rather watch
> than fiddle with the camera. Nice light show.
> Mark Lloyd
> --- Charles Sdunek <charles@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > At 07:36 AM 11/18/01 -0500, you wrote:
> > >The Leonids didn't seem that great here is SW
> > Florida. Even at the
> > >calculated peak (4:55 a.m. EST), they were sporadic
> > and only a small
> > >fraction of the 2,000 per half-hour predicted.
> > Light pollution is a big
> > >problem here. How was the display where you'all
> > were?
> > >
> > >Did anybody get any nice digital shots?
> > The fog was so thick here in southeastern lower
> > michigan, that I could not
> > even find my truck. I was afraid that if I left the
> > sidewalk to find my
> > truck I might never be able to find my way home. So
> > dropping bread crumbs,
> > I found my truck and drove to higher ground, hoping
> > that it might be
> > thinner up there. We dont really have higher ground
> > around here. Then I
> > drove out to my folks place (was supposed to meet
> > with my dad at 4AM) in
> > hopes that God might have provided us a clear patch
> > of sky to practice our
> > art... God was sleeping.
> > Charles
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