Last Monday before the Meteor by Michael Treloar

Last Monday before the Meteor by 

East Coast, North Island, New Zealand.

Got down to the beach late, sun was already setting. But the sky was still glowing pink. I took 3 shots then thought I’d better get some wood and light a fire.About 11pm there was a flash of light that got brighter and brighter and the whole landscape lit up. It was like some one had a giant flash. I looked over my shoulder to see the flash fall behind the cliff on the left. The flash would of been only 2-3 seconds.I was hoping it was a meteor and not a nuclear bomb (ha who would waste a nuke on NZ). Did n’t find out it was a meteor until the next day.I’ve never seen a meteor light up the sky like that, an amazing experience. Pays to be sitting on a beach looking at the night sky, never know what you’ll see.If you want some proof here is the news link

I’m a dedicated Landscape Photographer from New Zealand. Other photographed locations include, Scotland, Fiji, Cook Islands, Tasmania,and USA.

I love capturing all different forms of nature,
Perfectly in balance within the world it has created.

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  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 4 years ago

    Another beautiful image Michael, lovely composition, light and colours…sounds like an interesting trip out!

  • Cheers Shaun, yes very interesting trip

    – Michael Treloar

  • Danny Clarkson
    Danny Clarksonalmost 4 years ago

    Great colours. Real nice. What was the exposure time if you don’t mind me asking?

  • Cheers Danny, with out looking at the data i’d say 2 seconds.

    – Michael Treloar

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 4 years ago

    What a fabulous scene, Michael!

  • Thank you Mel :)

    – Michael Treloar

  • joel Durbridge
    joel Durbridgealmost 4 years ago

    This is absolutely beautiful!! magic colours!

  • Thanks ! Colours were just magic.

    – Michael Treloar

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 4 years ago

    brilliant!! wonderful moment in capture.

  • Thanks for viewing :)

    – Michael Treloar

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekalmost 4 years ago

    Love colours, beautiful capture!

  • Thank you Jan

    – Michael Treloar

  • driftindreamin
    driftindreaminalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work and what an incredable story

  • Thank you Michael

    – Michael Treloar

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeously captured!

  • Thanks Svetiana

    – Michael Treloar

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanalmost 4 years ago

    Love the cauldron of water around the rocks Michael and the gorgeous pink tones are just beautiful as they sit under that lovely red and purple streaked sky.

  • Cheers Stuart, Colours were brilliant. Its a shame I did nt have more time. You get that sometimes when chasing the sun.

    – Michael Treloar

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Awesome shot!

  • Thanks very much Tereza :)

    – Michael Treloar

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