A great deal of careful planning, a long night of photography and hours of painstaking image processing went into creating this composite image of the Perseid meteor shower. The beautiful Perseid meteors get their name from the constellation of Perseus, from where they appear to come. However, even at the peak of the shower it is impossible to predict exactly when or where the next meteor will appear. I had to combine 23 individual stills to convey the excitement and dynamism of this natural firework display – a real labour of photographic love!
David Kingham, Montana, USA Nikon D700, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC, 30 secs, f/2.8, ISO3200