Last night, I went up to the Santa Monica mountains and tried to get pictures of the Perseid meteor shower.  While messing with my camera definitely affected my overall viewing ability, I had a great time trying it out.  I even got a selfie, as you can see above.  A handful of awesome pictures are after the break.
There were some really great ones that I missed, or that I was sure had been in front of my lens, but weren’t, but that’s okay – once I got a calibration I liked, I mostly ended up lying on my back pressing the shutter occasionally with the review option off and staring at the sky, not the camera.