Tuesday, August 14, 2007

No show



We didn't have much luck viewing the meteors. (We never do, we don't stay up that late.)



So I played around with the camera a while. I call this an artistic amount of blurriness.



That's not really a street sign, it says "old fisherman crossing". I would've taken it down, but Hubby likes it.

Birmingham, or Centerpoint at least, is in the direction of that glow in the sky.

13 comments:

KFarmer said...

Love those pics~ :)

Still sizzling there w/100+ temps?

I missed the showers too :( zzZZZZZzzz

Rurality said...

Yup. Assuming we stay that way through tomorrow, it'll be a record for the number of days in a row exceeding 100+. My power bill is going to make me faint.

robin andrea said...

We didn't see any Perseids this year either. Those are great pics of the night sky.

mon@rch said...

I didn't see anything also, too cloudy!

Sharon said...

Hello :), found you from PF, just wanted to tell you I love your pictures. What kind of camera do you use?

Annie in Austin said...

I have no trouble wandering around in the middle of the night, but it's just not dark enough around here. Your night photos are very artistic!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

vicki said...

I spoke to Bud in the U.P. today and he said the night sky, with showers, has been better than ever. Up there, it's a transfirming experience to look up. No ambient city lights for two hundred miles. Right now they are also getting Northern Lights. When we head out to the San Juan Islands next week I am hoping for at least one crystal clear night...

mountainmelody said...

Hmm, I must have missed this.
Your photos are good! I have been slacking a bit lately...

DeeMom said...

too foggy here to see the Perseids, ALTHOUGH we did manage to stay awake

Rurality said...

RA, thanks, I manipulated them somewhat... they turned out with interesting colors, I thought.

Tom, that is usually our problem too. This year it was kind of hazy one night, but fairly clear otherwise.

Hi Sharon, thanks for visiting! I just got a new camera, a Nikon D200. I like it a lot but haven't figured out everything on it yet.

Annie, we have light pollution mostly from very local sources, but can get away from most of it pretty easily.

Vicki, I never had an experience like that until we went to Nova Scotia. Talk about your bright skies! I wasn't expecting it and it was a wonderful surprise.

MM, thanks! Well you have been such a world traveller lately that you probably haven't had time. :)

DM, the one time we stayed up late to try to see meteors, it was a total bust. So since we get up before 5 AM, we haven't repeated the experiment. Maybe when we retire!

One thing we noticed when out looking at the stars, was that we didn't recognize any of the constellations that were up. When we thought about why, we realized that we didn't go out at night much in the summer. And when we thought about that, we realized that it was because the bugs are usually so bad. They aren't bad now. I guess a combo of the late freeze and the drought has reduced their numbers.

Phillip said...

I was to be up at 1 AM (on the computer, where else?) and happened to remember the meteor shower and went outside to take a look. I never saw anything!

kris said...

Fun photos! I managed to see 5 shooting stars between midnight and 1:30 - then had to head to bed. Better than nothing, but not as good as I'd hoped!

pissed off patricia said...

A few years back we drove over to the beach to watch the shower. There are no lights allowed on the beach due to sea turtle nesting so the sky is pitch black. We spread a blanket on the sand and just laid there and watched the show. It was amazing!

This year, I forgot all about it.