Perseids Meteor Shower

The Perseids Meteor Shower

I headed out to Mill Bay, this is looking towards the Victoria Airport. I spent the entire night shooting 3 sequences of the sky. The first represents around 10:30 pm to midnight combined.

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The below image shows all the action during the 1.5 hrs without editing. Planes landing constantly.

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The next two images are from 1 am to 3 am.

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The final is 3 am to 4:30 am.

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Vancouver Nightscapes

I’ve been wanting to spend more time in Vancouver lately mostly because it’s a short distance away from Victoria and it feels like a mini vacation. During my most recent visit I really wanted to concentrate on getting some panoramic’s of the skyline during the blue hour and was greeted with cloudless skies and great conditions.

Burrard Bridge Granville Street Bridge Granville Street Burrard Street Bridge Science World Vancouver Syline Science World False Creek

 

Some other night shots during the weekend.

Granville Street Traffic False Creek Walkway The world of Science BC Place BC Place with Heron Street Art

It wasn’t till I got home and started editing did I see this object in the sky over the mountains,a freaking UFO! Well it sure looks like an alien saucer beaming a ray of light,really crazy! Don’t ask me what this is,i’m thinking a light flare from a passing plane or something…..or a UFO!

Granville Steet Market Burrard Bridge UFO

UFO close up