ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE
GEMINID METEOR SHOWER MADNESS
LOCATION Assateague Island , MD Park
DATE December 12th - 14th,2022
INVESTMENT $720.00 / $600.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL Easy
DURATION 3 days / 2 nights
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Let's send 2022 out with a BANG!
This is our last chance to get out before the long, dark, and cold winter months hit. Everyone needs this amazing experience to help us get through the next couple of months. We will enjoy 3 days and 2 nights with lots of Geminid meteors and thousands upon thousands of stars overhead during the annual Geminid Meteor Shower. This workshop is based around the annual Geminid Meteor Shower. It is the best meteor shower out of all meteor showers. They often produce large fireballs and meteor rates exceed 125 per hour!! Yes 125 per hour! We will shoot from at least 5 - 7 separate locations at night with in depth discussions on composition, light painting, post processing your images and much more. I have spent the last 20 years observing and photographing all meteor showers and this one is by far the best. The colder winter months will never keep me in for this and it shouldn't keep you in either!! The moon is not in a optimal phase with the moon rising around 9pm/10pm on both nights, but that gives us a few hours of moonless skies and more hours with the moon up. The moon will dull some of the meteor shower only revealing the brightest of meteors. The shower has lots of bright meteors it is not a problem! If it were a waste of time I wouldn't be going, you never want to miss this meteor shower as you can tell by the images below with many meteors surrounding the moon!
PERSEID METEOR SHOWER 2020 | COMPOSITE
GEMINID METEOR SHOWER 2017 & TENT
KEEPING WARM AT NIGHT
We will have a large campfire on the beach only feet away from the ocean both nights! We will also be near our cars the entire night so if you need to warm up a little bit do not worry. You can camp on the island with me (Yes I will be camping) or you can stay only 15 minutes down the road at the Comfort Suites in Ocean City, Maryland. I will reserve a campsite and set up a couple tents for us to use in the foreground as subjects for some of our shots. They will be set up the entire weekend for everyone to enjoy. You are allowed to have a beer or glass of wine on the beach if you wish, but not too much! We don't need blurry pictures!:)
M42A part of the constellation Orion taken with the start tracker
I will bring a star tracker out so that anyone who does not already have one can track with the stars and capture some photos of the Andromeda Galaxy, the Pleiades star cluster, and other celestial objects in the night sky.
There are so many interesting compositions inside Assateague Island National Seashore to photograph at night, and during the day. We will certainly take full advantage of them while we are there. There are so many locations that you would spend a week there and not get to every spot. In addition to the night sky photography, we will also shoot sunset each night, and possibly some sunrise shots if we do not get much sleep those nights. We will not have the Geminids under a NEW MOON until 2023 and there is not way you should pass up this amazing opportunity, in 2023 We will be back in Death Valley for the Geminids!
PATH TO THE GEMINIDS 2018Assateague Island , 2018
TENT AND GEMINIDS, 20185 Geminids in 30 seconds!
I have had pleasant nights in the 40's and 50's, and also some colder nights that are in the 20's and 30's. It is what it is, once you see your first fireball, you will forget about the temperature! Wool retains heat even when wet, so bring / wear a nice pair of wool socks with you and remember that cotton items do no retain heat well.
EXPLODING GEMINID 2018
As mentioned above, there are campsites available, and ARE included in the workshop. I will get a group campsite which can hold a ton of tents and a fire it burning all night long. You can also stay at the Comfort Suits about 15 minutes down rt. 611.
GEMINID FIREBALL OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN GEMINID METEOR SHOWER 2018
A full list of camera gear will be supplied to upon registering, the basics are a DSLR camera, wide angle lens, a tripod and a cable release. Please check out the "Workshop Overview" page for more information on gear.
GEMINID METEOR SHOWER TIDE POOL REFLECTIONS
A non refundable deposit must be paid in full or partial to reserve your spot on this tour. If for some reason you need to cancel, you will be credited that amount towards any future workshop with us. Cash refunds can not be made once your payment has been accepted.
GEMINID METEOR SHOWER 2017
Jeff Berkes Photography reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, dates if need be. We are not responsible for bad weather, delays or cancellations. We are also not responsible for lost or stolen items, injuries, sickness, death or damages to personal equipment and lost of personal travel expense. Failure to comply to park rules, regulations and will result in you being ejected from the workshop.
This workshop does not include travel to, from and during the workshop, meals or overnight accommodations. However campsites are included.
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