A clear but windy night was calling me out. The temperature with windchill was around -30C with a lot of blowing snow. Weather predicted that the wind was going to settle down around midnight so I figured I wouldÂ stick to an area with a few wind bluffs to stay out of the breeze. East of Edmonton toÂ the rolling prairies I went.
I found this really cool area where this ridge just pop out of the flat landscape, there also happened to be a flattened barn in the middle of this field too.
Now I was bracketing a few shots just to be sure I would be able to get a correct exposure with all of the light and dark areas of this image when all of a sudden…
LUCKY! I can’t count the number of times I have been setting up my camera gear, or my camera is pointing the wrong way. The list goes on and on for the number of times that I am usually changing lenses, in between exposures, or I am driving. REALLY! I have seen countless numbers of meteors of this magnitude but have never been able to capture one. It’s a little different when there is a meteor shower on, but this stone was a totally random event and it actually happened while I was exposing too!!!
I then headed into the trees where I found this decaying barn.
I then walked along the treeline to get a different perspective.
This last one shows you the windswept field in the foreground. Can you see the stubble sticking though the snow?