Celestial Bloom

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    With sunflower fields starting to reach full bloom a vision came to me. I had an idea to capture the galactic core of our galaxy rising up out of one of the flowers. With some research and the helpful tips from my fans I set out in search of my shot.

    On a stretch of road just outside of Eau Claire, Wisconsin I found the field that would work perfect for what I had in mind. I grabbed my gear and made my way into the field. I kept my flashlight off and let my eyes adjust to the night as I got lost in the solitude of the darkness. Allowing my composition to call out to me. I walked through the fields carefully searching out my shot.

    Row by row all the sunflowers were facing east, awaiting the sunrise of the next day. I patiently walked the field hoping to find the shot I was looking for. All of a sudden out of the darkness this flower facing north came into view. With the Milky Way rising just above it I knew I had found my shot.

    I set up and made three exposures. One exposure for the night sky, one focused on the flower and adjusted the exposure for the foreground, the second was an exposure for the foreground but focused on the surrounding field of flowers. Carefully I blended the three together.

    Looking at this shot I cant help but think about the blooming of the universe and the galaxy we reside in. Every day there is a life and death of a star system. We can only see a small fraction of our galaxy, most of it is hidden by the brightness of other stars and the darkness of the bands of dust and gas which give birth to new stars.

    I sat in thought as I timed my shot so it appeared as if the galactic core of our Milky Way galaxy was emerging from the sunflower. A moment that will live with me forever. A plant sustained by the sun, with the light of over 400 billion stars giving light which takes 5,000 years to reach my eye, the censor of my camera, the leaves and pedals of the flower in front of me. Humbled I watched as the Milky Way traveled through the night sky over the field. Feeling so small with the awareness of how massive our galactic neighborhood really is.

  • Metal Print Info

    A new medium for displaying and preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Because the image is infused into the surface and not on it, your print will take on a magical luminesence. The ultra hard scratch resistant surface is waterproof/weatherproof and can be cleaned easily. Make sure to avoid direct sunlight. Comes ready to hang, no frame needed. Giving a modern gallery feel. Metal prints can be framed to customize the look and feel of your print. Frame not provided.

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    A contemporary way to display your images, with or without a frame. Canvas gallery wraps are printed on museum quality canvas material and are wrapped around an artist's stretcher frame. Canvas is 3/4" deep and comes with a black wrapped border. Canvas Prints come ready to hang. Avoid direct sunlight and humid conditions.

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    Draw attention to your print with a high impact design. Acrylic prints are beautiful metallic photo prints face mounted to a 1/4" of plexigass with polished edges and secured with an aluminum dibond backing. These prints come ready to hang without a frame. You can frame these prints, frame not provided. Avoid direct sunlight.

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    If your print you receive is damaged or you are unhappy with your purchase you will be issued a full refund within 30 days, minus the cost to ship the print back to the print lab.


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