Friday, December 14, 2012

The Geminid Meteor Shower

Geminid Fireball above the Flatirons.
  The Geminid Meteor Shower peaked the night of December 13-14 and the weather held off just enough for me to get some really nice shots of some really bright meteors.  This one at top is my favorite and the largest fireball I captured above the Flatirons along with Orion, Jupiter, and the Pleiades.  The National Weather Service forecast was predicting 50-73% cloud cover throughout the night.  Thankfully, predicting the weather still proves nearly impossible and the world is full of pleasant surprises.

Geminid2012 from Patrick Cullis on Vimeo.
Geminid Meteor

Geminid Meteor over the First Flatiron

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Test Footage

  December 9, 2012 - First day of the season.  The storm pattern in Colorado finally shifted and brought glorious snowflakes to the mountains.  I woke at 5:30, gathered my gear and headed south to I-70.  I was originally headed for Copper Mountain who was reporting 6" and 7" total over 48 hours when Winter Park's report came in at 7" and 14".  I made an audible north to Granby and over Berthoud Pass.  I've been waiting for this season to start for a while and wanted to test out some of the new angles for shots since it was going to be a Sunday mad house on the slopes anyway.  I really like the perspective from the pole shots, but need to work on squeezing out a little more vertical angle to include the board and face instead of just staring at my midsection.

2013 Ski Test Footage from Patrick Cullis on Vimeo.