Waiting for Perseid

You'd never know it by looking at this shot but the sky wasn't ask clear as we would have liked. Scott and I trekked up Sleeping Beauty lookout to get a great night view of the Perseid meteor shower. Although we did see a few meteors, it dried up not long after sundown. I wasn't able to capture much more than planes and satellites in the end. And although I did manage to capture a meteor or two, they results were a bit lackluster. We ended up playing with star trails and light painting the area on the way back. It was a great evening otherwise, with perfect temps and nary a breeze. So calm and relaxing to be up so high with nothing around you but the sound of silence.

Check out the video from the day of the shoot here: Sleeping Beauty Night Shoot

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Taken 12:56 PM on August 13, 2012
Uploaded 12:07 AM on August 14, 2012
Posted in Landscapes
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Searching for Perseid by Gary Piazza Photog stance by Gary Piazza Waiting for Perseid by Gary Piazza When the smoke is going down by Gary Piazza Moto Motion by Gary Piazza
Landscapes category
Island in the Clouds by Katrina Long Lacamas dam by Gary Piazza The other way by John Pusieski Carty Unit, Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge by Andrew Behr Waiting for Perseid by Gary Piazza
Night Shots, Stars and Astrophotography group
Moon Through the Trees by Fletcher Drew Searching for Perseid by Gary Piazza Waiting for Perseid by Gary Piazza Stonehenge Single Frame by Gary Piazza Stonehenge Memorial Time Warp by Gary Piazza

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