Posts Tagged ‘shower’

Wow: Check Out This Morning’s Perseid Meteor Shower Photo from Eureka Valley: Meteor, Sutro Tower, Fog

Monday, August 13th, 2012

From trophygeek, a shot of the icy ether and a chilly Twin Peaks:

Perseid meteor over Sutro Tower, San Francisco Aug 13, 2012: Set up the camera to take 8 second exposures all night and caught this large meteor as it streaked over San Francisco. The lights near the tower are cars up on Twin Peaks shining their headlights into the fog. I happened to be checking on the camera when it happened so I saw it too!”

Wow, I’m speechless:

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Me with nothing to say
You in your Autumn sweater

OMG, Come Up to Twin Peaks to See the Perseid Meteor Show Tonight! Here’s What It Will Look Like

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Alls I know is that tonight, Saturday, August 11, 2012 will be your best chance all year to see a meteor shower.

What I don’t know is what the cloud / fog situation will be like, but you could see a lot of blue sky this AM so that bodes well.

Get the deets from Sarah Medina and UpOut.

Here’s what it will look like:

Perseid meteor shower, artist’s conception

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Oh wait, here’s the real deal, from Christmas Tree Road, a half-decade back, August 12th, 11:41 PM:

Canon 5D, 15mm 2.8 Fisheye, f/5.6, 5 seconds, ISO 1600

But people, you need to dress warm – gloves, beanies, etc and maybe a sleeping bag if you’re serious.

All right, see you there!

Shooting stars never stop/ even when they reach the top.

Just Because You Can’t See Out Your Translucent Shower Window Doesn’t Mean Others Can’t Look In

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Back in the day, we just had bathtubs and no showers, no problem.

But then showers got retrofitted and sometimes tenants ended up scrubbing up standing up right next to a double-hung window.

And as a part of that retrofitting, usually, the plate glass would get replaced with something translucent, so people couldn’t spy on you.

Like this. (Yes, this nude man was taking a shower, in an old, old building somewhere in the Bay Area right next to the intersection of two busy commercial corridors - sorry, no video)

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Just saying.

I mean, there could have been a perv across the street with a camera or something right?

You wouldn’t want that…

Sweet Photo From Outer Space: Shooting Stars Never Stop, Even When They Reach the Top

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Here it is:

“What a “Shooting Star” looks like #FromSpace Taken yesterday during Perseids Meteor Shower Thanks @JakeGaran 4 cam http://t.co/3TsuUnZ

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And this is what the same meteor shower looks like at night from Twin Peaks – not as bright I’m afraid. The reverse angle, so to speak:

But a meteor’s a meteor, right?

Look to the sky. Look to the sky. See the Wonders

“The world is my oyster…….. Ha ha ha ha ha.  Shooting stars never stopEven when they reach the top.”

Remembering the Clear Skies of San Francisco: Perseid Meteor Shower 2007 Over Mount Sutro

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Perseid meteor shower 2007August 12th, 11:41 PM:

Canon 15mm 2.8 Fisheye,  f/5.6, 5 seconds, ISO 1600

Shooting stars never stop/ even when they reach the top.