Overall Winner & People and Space Winner of the 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Interested in adding a 'human element' to the image, once the quarter moon rose and revealed the vast landscape of the shale hills below the viewpoint, the lone photographer stood motionless while I captured this photograph. The Andromeda Galaxy, quarter moon, Milky Way Galaxy, and position of the photographer all combined to create a harmonious portrait of a night sky photographer at work. Moab, Utah, USA, May 20, 2017. This version has been modified for 2:3 aspect ratio prints (24x36 inches).
Moonrise over the badlands of Central Utah.