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 original version has been designed for 1:2 aspect ratio prints (12x24 inches).
Wilderness is the canvas on which we sketch ourselves, and society often reflects its nature. Therefore, a community more truly reveals what is concealed. For some, the mirror is the door through which the soul frees itself by passing. For others, the pursuit of personal excellence is likened to polishing the mirror of the soul. What is concealed and what is revealed? What is the mask and what the mirror?