Me and the Russians watch for Perseids

That little streak in the left side of the picture to the right of the clouds is one of two Perseids I saw and the only one I captured. I brightened it slightly in Photoshop otherwise it looked like a ..well .. it is a little white line among the stars.


The people behind me were a Russian family who oooed and awed with each little streak. I was mostly inside my Mazda watching shows and killing mosquitos.


This is a 30 second exposure at ISO 400 and f/5.6 on my Sigma 10-20mm. It was taken on the road to Iona Beach park, just outside YVR (Vancouver International).


I used a noise reduction (dark) frame as well.

  • liifedance 8y

    Great shot.
  • @nt!x PRO 8y

    nicely taken! I also had a fun night of trying this :-)
  • Mike Hamann PRO 8y

  • Juan Camilo Trujillo 8y

    Like it a lot!
  • Keith Loh PRO 8y

    Thanks for the comments. It showed up in Explore. I'm sure a lot of other meteor shots got on too. People are interested!
  • Michelle Miramontes 8y

  • Kyle May PRO 8y

    Even without the meteor, this is a cool photograph. It gives a good sense of just how far away those stars are. Nice work.
  • Keith Loh PRO 8y

    Thanks Kyle. The only thing I remembered compositionally when I went out there was to find the most interesting foreground. When the Russians showed up initially I cursed because of their headlights but then I realized it would make an interesting element.
  • Carsten @ PRO 8y

    That's very nice. A kind of photo you don't see often.
  • bennypinto 8y

    the lights def somethin good to the photo, great job!
  • skipping-stones PRO 8y

    Terrific image. A special night in beautiful Vancouver.
  • MaryBeth Farrell 8y

    acp- YOU MADE THE RIGHT DECISION IMHO--the foreground car lights create such hight visual interest- also gives it a bit of dream like quality i think.
    Thanks again for all of your help- I am sure i will be petsering all of you with more questions as the 31st approaches!!
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  • Gary Owen Tumilty PRO 8y

    awesome capture!

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  • Proggie PRO 8y

    The cars and the clouds make for a much more interesting photo. I love it!
  • A Lads Club Escapette PRO 7y

    This is just fab, and I agree about teh inclusin of the cars - they give the foto perspective and dimension.
  • pomo mama PRO 7y

    very atmospheric, great pic
  • ceubbe 7y

    süPERrR Bİiiİ ReSmMm xd
  • Jim Roger Webb PRO 6y

    I was watching a slideshow of photos tagged "perseids," sorted by "Interestingness" when this one stopped me. I was hoping to see an even larger version.
    What makes this really good and, actually, quite interesting, is that you have humans and their stuff as well as the sky. I feel like I'm in the grass taking the photo myself..listening to what you've described and enjoying the show.
  • sandbaked 5y

    Great picture Jeff!!!
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Taken on August 12, 2007
  • 10.0-20.0 mm
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 10.0 mm
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  • 400
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