OK, so I am going to have to accept that I live in a large suburban city and the sky is never going to be truly dark. None the less, we went out on Saturday night to try our luck at seeing the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. We got lucky in that, the clouds which were covering the sky earlier cleared but we just couldn’t get everyone in the city to turn their lights off.
There is actually a meteor trail in this shot in the lower section between the trees. Joyce saw one bright one streak across the sky (of course, I missed it) but that was all the show that we got. Still, it was a beautiful night and other than a sore neck and a little lost sleep, we enjoyed seeing the stars and wondering at the vastness of the universe.
Tamron 10-24 Di II LD SP AF
10mm at f/3.5 – 13 sec – ISO 2000