The Perseids meteor shower was here again. The highest activity was on Monday 21:30-23:45, but we spent two nights trying to catch these little buggers. On Sunday night they weren’t so active, but didin’t matter – we had some great time hanging on a pier, watching stars on a tranquil and warmish night.
First night I managed to capture one, which I noticed back home while looking the photos I took:
The best pictures of the first night came from the sunset. Or well, the sun doesn’t really go fully down during summers, so you can always see some light in the horizon even here in South Finland in August.
The ghost image of Timo taking pictures on the pier, and the tree leaves coloring the light green across the lake.
The second night was the peak, and we went to the same place little earlier. Most of the day we were very skeptical of the weather (it rained a lot) but fortunately when evening came, the sky was open again. And the lake was calm once again. Because we were there earlier, the sunset was more colorful.
After installing Magic Lantern, I could take longer exposure pics. It always amazes me how much stars you can see when you go just 20 mins outside the city of Helsinki. Even the sky isn’t completely dark.
As far as I counted, we saw 11 shooting stars in 2,5 hours. Still the best thing was to hang out with your friends, laying on your back in the stillness, watching the sky. Thanks Timo and Ilkka, have to do this again soon – with some other theme :).
The pictures can be seen in The Imaginary -gallery. I have to make prints of few of those pictures :),