Perseid Meteor Shower with clouds

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I was eager to see Perseid Meteor Shower.
In Sellwood we went to a parking area, hoping to see some stars.
Moon was bright. And there was a lot of clouds. Needless to say not able to see any meteor shower. I tested my Sony alpha a65 Bulb setting with remote shutter. The result is I should get wireless remote control with timer on it! After a minute or so my hand was getting tired of holding remote control button.

Red flash light was handy to look at my camera parts. However I think forehead flash light would be much better, since I keep holding lenses, remote control cable in my hands.
Not much of meteor shower but it was good practice to do 15, 30, 60 seconds exposure.
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We have checked several times before hitting the road dark sky chart. Clouds were all over Portland sky!
http://www.jshine.net/astronomy/dark_sky/
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http://cleardarksky.com/c/PortORkey.html
For more information about sky visit : http://rosecityastronomers.org/
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