2012 Perseid Meteors from Cannon Beach

When Justin Balog sent out the call for a weekend of photographic fun I don’t think he realized the weekend that was chosen would also be the weekend for the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, but fortunately for all of us on the trip, it was the peak and being on a beach on the Pacific Ocean was a very cool place to see them from.

I actually have 5 or 6 shots with meteors in them, but this one is by far the brightest of the group, the rest I don’t recall seeing with my naked eye when shooting, and some of the more spectacular ones I did see were at times when the camera was pointed in a different direction.  When all is said and done though, it is far more amazing to simply watch the light show with your own eyes than to later view a streak of light in an image, but that image really does help keep the memory of the evening alive.

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4 Comments

  1. Jim Nix August 20, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    that’s just cool. what a great night!
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  2. Toad Hollow Photo August 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Wowza! Top drawer shot here, Scott, I think this is totally fabulous!
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  3. Jimi Jones August 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    What a fantastic image, Scott. This must have been a thrill, having the opportunity to see and capture this.
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  4. Kris Koeller August 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Soooo cool! Well done!
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