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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Great Balls of Fire

Last night while 99% of you were in deep sleep, I had the genius idea to drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and photograph the Perseid Meteor Shower. The above blurry photo is the only visible fruit of that labor. But what you can't see are the dozens of fireballs that streaked all around the tiny frame of sky that I was capturing. Or the crisp mountain air that transported me straight into Fall.

It was a really great night. And even though I had to wake up four hours later for work, I'm thinking of doing it again tonight. Even though yesterday was the peak night, there will still be meteors for a few more days. I have experience now, I have a better plan. Then again, my pillow seems really attractive... maybe I'll try again during the Leonids in November.

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