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Falling Stars on a Sea Path

Thursday, 13 August 2015

This beautiful photograph was taken at Vähä-Kausjärvi, Lempäälä, Finland by Juho Holmi and you can view the original on Fickr. 

I stood at my window in the small hours last night, willing the Perseid shower to appear, but a mix of violent street lighting and thunderstorm foiled me... again. I did see it once. It was my watch, on a night passage and it was at that point mid-ocean, mid-night, when there is only you and eternity. The first shooting star delighted me and I made my wish (OK, it was for 10 minutes more with my mother, who hadn't died long before: there's something like this in the book). Then I counted like an eskimo: One, Two, Many. It was frightening but I set the auto-pilot and went and lay on the coachroof, watching for a stellar missile that might be coming to spear me.

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Andrew Hawkins
Andrew Hawkins says:

Asolutely stunning photography!
Like you I have been up very late for two nights waiting for a 'shower'; saw a few last night but not much of a show and forgot to wish. Thought it might have been impressive up here but not so. 8/8 cover tonight and thunderstorms forecast so at least an early night! Andy x

August 13, 2015

Kim Locke
Kim Locke says:

Beautiful photograph! I'm located in Brampton, Ontario, Canada and was able to see some of the "showers" from my backyard. Last year was better though, as there wasn't much haze from the humidity during the day.

August 17, 2015

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