Perseids Meteor Shower

I thought the night was going to be a wash out, but I took a look outside when I was about to go to bed at 11:00pm to see that the sky had opened up.  I checked the radar and had about an hour window before the clouds would roll in again.  I saw a lot of meteors while I was out, but of course they are always outside of the frame of the camera. The one time I saw the most spectacular meteor, it was directly over my camera, when I looked at the frame, it was hardly even visible.  This is the one here:

After about a half hour I wasn't seeing meteors anymore.  The clouds were coming in quickly so I took advantage of the landscape that I chose to sit at.  The tree in this photo is one I've been wanting to get a shot of for a couple years now, but for some reason I just never got around to it.  This next photo is of the landscape and when editing my photos, I realized that I actually caught two meteors in this image.

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Here is a little insight for any interested photogs out there.  The above two photographs were captured at 30 seconds, f2.8, the top photo was at ISO 500 and the one directly above was ISO 800.

I wanted to throw in a 3 minute exposure before I left for home. I was hoping to capture more meteors but with some movement in the stars and clouds.  Even though there were no meteors in the photo, it turned out to be one of my favourite images of the night.

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