06 Oct '11, 6pm

10 Extraordinary Photographs of the Starry Night Sky

10 Extraordinary Photographs of the Starry Night Sky

About 90 percent of my night shots come from the wonderful landscapes and dark skies of Oregon, but my love of the stars started young in my home state of New Jersey. It's sad and funny at the same time, but growing up in conglomerate suburb of Philadelphia, New York City, and Atlantic City casinos- the city lights all but obliterated most view of the stars. A deep, starry night was seeing only the Big Dipper, Orion, and a few other stars in total. I knew about the Milky Way, but it was something studied in science class, not seen in the sky. It wasn't until I was backpacking in Australia in my early 20's that I saw the Milky Way with my own eyes. The experience was so shocking, that I still remember it vividly. In the middle of the night, I stepped out of my tent to find a bathroom amongst the trees, and while taking care of business I was just looking up at the stars. It...

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