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ThurberMingus  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Small stash o' pics from last night's full moon.  ·  

    A meteor shower+picnic sort of date is in my back pocket

A+ idea. That's how I proposed to my wife.

kantos  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're living my dream. Seriously, that's so damn cool.

I guess it's safe to say there were no proposal pics?

ThurberMingus  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, we were a day past the peak of the perseids and not quite at the right time of night, but we drove to a really dark place and we still saw a handful, and the night was wonderful. But no, I didn't have a camera that could take pictures either of meteors or of us in the dark.

kleinbl00  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not all memories need to be set by equipment.

I drove up to the mountains to watch the quadrantids once. Brought the gear. Got great shots. One burst so low I heard it. Took the film into the lab, waited three days, heard nothing, dropped in, was told "yeah, big bummer, notjing exposed."

I asked to see my film. They pulled it out of the garbage. And there, on the light table, exposures ruined by uncleaned developer, were all my meteor shots. But since it wasn't puppies or some shit, their tech had decided it was garbage.

Never went back. They went under. But that night? The night of the meteor I heard? The meteor I smelled?

It's become ruined streaks pulled out of the garbage in my memory.

kantos  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Glad you were able to spot them regardless of the timing. Sounds lovely.

It was a long-shot, couldn't help but ask.