Made another attempt at the meteor shower last night, only to find the skies covered with thick, persistent clouds. While this prevented me from taking another crack at the stars, I did get some interesting photographs of Lanikai Beach in the darkness. The tide was receding, and the waves were gently lapping at the shore, creating a beautiful gradient during my 30-second exposures. Combined with the clouds, it felt almost like we were in a contained stage setting, or a surreal dream, as if there was a ceiling over this space that stretched out into the darkness. Then, the waning crescent moon finally peaked through the clouds on the horizon, lending a new depth to the scene. I managed to briefly capture Venus chasing the moon, but Jupiter, which had risen earlier, was lost to the clouds.
Might try again tonight to see what I can get, if it’s clearer!