Local Photog captures Perseids + Milky Way

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LUCERNE VALLEY — Rocks streaking across the sky — up to 50 per hour, happens annually during the summer Perseid meteor shower. Photographer Daniel Hayes caught the annual phenomenon off of Highway 247 to show the splendor of what humans can see, understand and comprehend. 

“It shows a fleeting moment in time that will never be repeated, ever,” said Hayes.

It shows how vast our universe is and the wonders of creation.
Daniel Hayes

The Perseid Meteor shower can be seen every year during the summer months — around July 23 – August 22. The meteors come from out of the Perseus constellation and are primarily visible in the Northern hemisphere. Spectators can see the most meteors in the sky during pre-dawn hours — when it’s still dark.

Hayes said he planned ahead for the shoot with a few different apps to help determine the new moon, the peak of the meteor shower and weather conditions.

“Catching the Milky Way takes a dark sky on top of getting away from the light pollution from the surrounding cities,” said Hayes. “Going out during the new moon allows for a much darker sky lending to longer exposures.”

Hayes has been a photographer for over 10 years and has an Associate of Science in Photography and Fine Arts. He says his fascination with capturing time and light inspired his interest in photography. His personal projects are landscapes and nightscapes that include artificial lighting and the Milky Way. 

“I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in the High Desert,” said Hayes.

He also sells fine art prints.

For more information about Daniel Hayes visit www.drhayesphoto.com or https://www.facebook.com/drhayesphoto/


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