When darkness comes, you light the way.
Milky Way over the Cascade Lakes
Adirondack, New York
Surrounded by so much beauty I was pulled in every direction,
but I had only one full day to shoot due to rain.
This ended up being a blessing in disguise by
allowing me to take a moment to
ground and really think about what my focus was.
My sole purpose of making this trip was to capture
our galaxy in a dark sky environment.
The Cascades was my chosen location, so I anchored myself there
until I understood the territory and got to know the lakes,
while the lakes got to know me. Building a relationship with my
environment offered me the confidence and security
I needed to further explore in total darkness.
By the time night fell, my surroundings transformed into another world.. But
I had memorized the rocky ledge from which I stood that now felt like home.
The sounds of the wilderness at night were like nothing
I've ever heard before.. some of which are still unexplained.
On the New Moon, the clouds completely cleared out for this
one special moment in time.
Technically a passing car would be the bright light in center frame..
but we can never be sure.
I'll let your imagination be your truth.
I really believe we can create the world we want to live in.
This image of our galaxy is proof and a reminder for the next
time it seems all lights have gone out.
I came to the Adirondacks for one thing.. I left with more than
I could ever ask for.