One Word Sunday


I had a couple of ideas for the One Word Sunday prompt Night.

Then I remembered my fruitless visits to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay looking for Comet Neowise in the summer and one long exposure photo showing star trails in particular. Apparently the planet was passing through three different meteor showers at the time which explains the shooting stars.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night
Weekly Photo Challenge


Actually, lots of stars, a shooting star and a planet. This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Star.

What looks like the brightest star is really the planet Venus over Colpoy’s Bay a couple of hours before sunrise. There’s also some weak northern lights just above the horizon and a shooting star. Photographed a couple of weeks ago when I was looking for the Neowise comet.


One Word Sunday: Star


Travel Tuesday

Colpoy’s Bay at night

Travel Tuesday is only traveling back to very early last Saturday morning when I traveled to the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay in another attempt to photograph the comet Neowise.

These star trails over Colpoy’s Bay are a 25 minute exposure in total. I was using the live composite setting on an Olympus camera so the initial exposure was 1 second with a further 1,499 1 second exposures added to the initial exposure.

Earth has started passing through the Perseids meteor shower which explains all the shooting stars the camera recorded. The light along the bottom left of the frame is a vehicle driving down the shoreline road. The breaks in the light are when the vehicle is behind trees.


Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night