Walking down a cold snow covered path is all worth getting a picture of one of the best meteor showers of the year. I take out my camera, set up my tripod and then position my camera to the perfect scenery. Im hoping that my camera does not freeze in 8°F weather. I set up my shutter release and click the button to take a picture; 10 seconds go by and there is nothing on the screen... 20 seconds go by and still nothing on the screen... 30 seconds go by and the shutter engages and the first picture is taken (shown below). I click the photo preview button and the photo amazes me. It makes me realize that there is vast beauty beyond Earth. After taking more picture I decide to start walking back.
On the way back the moon dissapears and the sky is as dark as ever. Right before I get to my car I turn around and take one more picture of the big dipper. There are so many stars in the sky and so many meteors flying by. I go back to the car look through my pictures and know that it was a successful night. After snowboarding epic conditions and photographing the meteor shower, the mammoth adventure is over and now I am off to Hawaii!