Little known fact: I spent my summers in Nova Scotia from the age of 6 to 21. I miss it terribly.
Our little place is right on the ocean with very little houses in our community and the closest town being about twenty minutes away. So there is next to no light pollution to keep you from seeing the stars. It's magical. Every year for the perseid shower if the sky was clear (and sometimes if it was just kinda clear) I would lay on the beach and catch as many shooting stars as I could with whoever was patient enough to join me. Lucky for me, my sisters think the sky is just as magical as I do so I usually had good company.
This year, with the new moon the perseids are supposed to be epic. Joel and I set out last night to catch as many to keep in our pockets. I stopped counting at about 42.
I'm definitely new to this whole night sky photography thing, but I may have found a new obsession. Set up shop in a beautiful place, lay down, watch the sky and click away. Doesn't that sound terrible?
Some of these are just planes, but a couple of them are meteors. And also... the milky way!? c'mon! It's so beautiful.