The awesome Capture the Atlas website has just released an article with the 25 most inspiring Milky Way pictures, and it's an honor to see one of my Brihuega lavender fields images being featured among such incredible artworks from so many world class photographers! .
Congratulations to all the other photographers Olli Sorvari, Jheison Huerta, Fabio Antenore, Arpan Das, Isabella Tabacchi, Nico Rinaldi, Joshua Snow, Julio Castro, Mike Sanchez, Mauro Cirigliano, Derek Sturman, Giulio Cobianchi, Candace Dyar, Wayne Pinkston, Jess Santos, Pablo Ruiz, Alessandro Cantarelli, Ross Schram VH, Ignacio Municio, Sandra Metzbauer, Efrén Yanes, Camilo Jaramillo, Jose D Riquelme, Riccardo Masut ! .
My photo caption: "The Tail of The Goddess" | Brihuega Lavender Fields, Spain | According to "Enuma Elish", the Babylonian creation myth of the Universe, the tail of the goddess Tiamat was bent up by Marduk, during the beginning of times, to form the Milky Way. This fascinating and elusive bright band of stars and other cosmic elements, exclusively visible with the naked eye in extremely dark regions, has captured the imagination of mankind for centuries.
The details of the Milky Way are not easy to see if conditions are not perfect, but fortunately we have the magic of light gathering devices at our disposal, showing us the things that exist but which the eye cannot see. Beyond the use of powerful telescopes, which reach the vast unknowns of the Universe, there is also an incredible device at our instant disposal, right here on this planet, which has gained the capacity of being able to show us a part of this hidden cosmos: the photographic camera.
During my photo-trip to the Lavender Fields of Brihuega, besides the extensive search for intense sunrises and sunsets, I just had to seize the opportunity and do some sessions of night photography. July is not the perfect month to capture the Milky Way, as its position is considerably high in the sky when it gets dark, but the lavender lines and trees would make a perfect complement to an almost vertical milky way.
Hope you enjoy this experience of extended light gathering, beyond what the eyes can see!