The summer of 2020 has been wonderful for stargazing. First the Comet Neowise in July was quite spectacular. (see my previous blog, https://soulcenteredphotography.blogspot.com/2020/07/comet-neowise.html).
With clear nights and a new moon I spent the last 3 nights marveling at the celestial wonders of the night sky. It is such a special time to be out during a summer night - to listen to the sounds (crickets, loons, coyotes, frogs, water splashing etc.). I also noticed many smells and fragrances seem to be more intense compared to the day time.
Looking up at the sky I feel rather small in this vast universe and I wonder who and what else is out there?? For a moment my earthly existence with all its ups and downs seems to disappear.
I tried to find some new locations in my area (Rusk County, Wisconsin) to capture the Milky Way with some interesting foregrounds or rivers/lakes. I had to find open areas facing towards the south east. Most of the following night photos were taken between 9:45 -11pm.
Enjoy and thanks for viewing.