The Milky Way and meteors over Cape Arago State Park, Oregon
I photographed the sunset from the cliffs at Cape Arago State Park in Oregon. Then I settled in and waited for it to turn dark. The skies were clear and I was very hopeful that the Milky Way would be visible over the shore in a few hours. The was no one else around so I felt very lucky to have this spot to myself. Finally, the first few stars started to appear along with Jupiter and Antares. The sky still clear although I could see some low lying clouds near the opposite shore. I took some test shots during the Blue Hour and hoped for the best. The Milky Way appeared on the horizon and I took several more shots. It was just starting to rise perfectly into my framed shot when all of a sudden fog and clouds rolled in! I couldn’t believe it. In another twenty minutes the Milky Way would have been lined up perfectly for my shot. I settled for this shot and packed up to head back to my campsite. Although I was a bit disappointed not to get the shot I came for I was satisfied that I had captured the rising Milky Way along with several meteors so early in the night. I’m learning to adjust my expectations concerning the Oregon coast weather.