|Outtake for the Perseid Meteor Shower challenge showing a wider crop. I prefer this version, but the non-illuminated foreground and lights in the water from a tourist's cell phone were taken from another frame and might have been legally dubious, so I played it safe.
Another outtake from my other camera that was tracking the stars with a fisheye lens. The characteristic flare shape at top right was my best meteor of the night, and the bright "star" reflecting in the water on the right side is Mars. The long streak on the left side probably isn't a meteor, and might actually be the International Space Station. The Andromeda Galaxy looks like a fuzzy, stretched star above the telephone pole, along with a thin airplane trail just over the wires. I really liked the Milky Way in this shot, but I cutoff the lighthouse reflection and the tourst's lights around the telephone pole made a mess of that corner.
The sky was remarkably dark over the lighthouse considering how many houses and businesses are behind this view, and the tourists disappeared by midnight leaving only myself and a couple of other photographers going for night shots. My son was doing his homework in the car the whole time and never even bothered to step outside.