CNN PRODUCER NOTE MattWalters photographed the Perseid meteor shower on August 12 in Mukilteo, Washington. He was standing on Mukilteo Lighthouse Beach with his Nikon d7000 in hand when he captured these shots. 'Photographing the meteor shower was amazing, I think it's important that we take more time out of our increasingly busy days to take a second and simply look up once in a while, it's fascinating what you might see, and I feel that these photos capture a sliver of what the sky has to offer,' he said. 'My limited advice on photographing meteor showers -- this was my first time -- includes wearing warm clothes and finding a place with low light pollution. In terms of camera settings keep the aperture low, use long exposures and don't turn up the iso too high. It makes the pictures grainy.'
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer