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Perseids Peak


Copyright 2016 Marc Allen Mintz

I’ve been wanting to photograph this nearby faux-palm cell tower.  It’s in a big barren field between housing developments, and I’ve just been drawn to it because it looks so out of place.  Perseids peak seemed like a good opportunity to mix said tower with what they said would be an awesome shower, some estimating 200-300 meteors an hour!

Not much to say except, due to light pollution, the hyped-up intensity was anticlimactic for us city folk.  I saw a couple of good ones for sure, bright and long, but it’s kinda hit or miss out there when you’re trying to catch them in a frame.  Several times the ones I did see came in-between exposures, of course.  I was only out there for a little while, from 2:30-3:30am, so this is the ONE frame I got that actually shows a meteor.

One good thing about the Perseids is that, for now, you can bet you’ll get another shot next year.

Random side note:  “Perseids Peak” is the name of the second album I recorded under My American Myth.  Now that I have a photo to go along with it, you can listen to the title track here 🙂


The Great American Road Trip

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Finally!  Been wanting to do this for years.

This is the general route I’ll be taking.  I’m sure there’ll be some wandering, particularly in the NE.  Heading out tomorrow morning.  There’s a side trip (by air) to Alaska once I get in the NW.  Back in Phoenix in late September.  I’ll try to update regularly.

And for anyone wondering why I’m completely skipping the south….well, that’s just an excuse for another epic trip!

See you on the road!


Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2013 Marc Allen Mintz

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