Growing up in Alaska, I was accustomed to star gazing, particularly in the winter when nighttime sun went down at 3 in the afternoon and came up at 10 in the morning. There was a lot of time to see the stars. And the northern lights! It is a crying shame that a lot of people in the lower 48 have never been able to see that fantastic light display that was so common place for me.
Here though, I found something maybe just as beautiful. The Milky Way. I've never seen it before, at least not in person. I took my dog Bae, and together we drove out into the middle of the corn fields and set up the camera. Honestly I'd never seen so many stars! It was amazing! I must say, it takes an accomplished photographer to get a good shot, but I tried my best. Even if I didn't do it justice in digital form, it was absolutely spectacular to see!
Being a professional photographer was some of the best time of my life.