August 13, 2010.
So this night was the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Despite a winning forecast the afternoon was quite overcast, and I was afraid viewing it may be a bust. However, at about 8:00pm the skies cleared, so Chris Philips, Greg Gaspari and I took a drive up to Sunset Main Road near the Coquihalla Connector summit to check it out.
We were there from about midnight til about 2:00am, and we did see an incredible show. Apparently it wasn't as good as some years, but I was still very impressed. The meteors were shooting off every few seconds or so at times. One was so big it lit up the sky like lightning, and left a tracer than remained in the sky for a good minute.
They did prove to be very difficult to photograph, you can see just the barest hint of one here. Both of these star trail shots came out of the camera looking bright white. Wasn't sure what to do with them, so I lowered the colour temp on this one, and raised it on the other, and this is what I got.
Focal Length 11 mm