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twinkle twinkle.


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(if you look closely, in this photo and #2, you should hopefully be able to see shooting stars! ♥)

St. Ives, 2010.


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Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky...

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

~ Jane Taylor, 'Rhymes for the Nursery'.


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I was just going through a few old photos when I came across these and I just had to share them with you! These are some photographs that I took during the Perseid meteor shower on the 13th of August, 2010, the day after the peak of the annual shower. I've always loved the night sky, and have been to spend hours just staring up at the twinkling night sky and since I bought my dslr, I've been photographing the night sky over and over, practising the technique I've taught myself to capture these pictures and to just document a favourite view of mine. In these photos, you can see what I saw that night: the Milky Way in all it's wonder and also Jupiter, high in the sky, in the first and last photos! :) It was so awe-inspiring and beautiful and exciting- I'd wanted to see the Milky Way for ages, and I'd sort of come to the belief that I'd never get to, and then BLAM!, there it was, smack-bang above the camper. I mean, how lucky is that?! I was staying in a camp-site with my grandparents and Emily, while we holidayed that year, and luckily there was hardly any light at night-times, so it was meant that that night was even more magical because I was able to just sit in the dark gazing up at the sky, watching for shooting stars/meteors. (I saw, at least, 11; it was incredible!) Hopefully, one day (some day soon, perhaps), I'll be able to see the sky like this again... and, who knows, maybe the sky'll be even clearer and more vivid and beautiful than the last time! That would be incredible... :) ♥ xxx

10 comments:

  1. glad to see i'm not the only one who can get forever lost in faraway galaxies :)

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    1. Ah, yes, you are definitely not alone there, Ronnie! If I could, I would happily gaze up at the stars for ever :) ♥

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  2. Wow, amazing! Makes you feel pretty insignificant doesn't it?


    /Avy
    http:// mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Avy! It does, you're right; it's definitely an utter wonder how something that, from the outside looking in without paying much thought into it, can seem so small to us (tiny sparkly dots that shine in the dark at night) is actually so infinitely immense! It's kind of magical :) I really love it ♥

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    1. Thank you so much, Martina! :) ♥

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  4. These are really beautiful photos. They remind me of my childhood camping trips, just staring up into the heavens and dreaming.
    XOXO

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    1. Thank you so much, Anna! Wow, that sounds so lovely and wonderful! I bet you have some beautiful memories from those trips :) ♥

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  5. These are positively magical. I need to go to the desert and just sit under the sky now.

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    1. Thank you, Junaluska! Ah, that would be absolutely perfect- mind if I join you? :) ♥

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