Milky Way galaxy over decaying pilings - Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Often, I imagine a scene long before I encounter the elements to create it. After finding these remnants of an old boat dock in Cape Cod, I knew it was perfect for a Milky Way scene. It took hours of preparation and planning to time the light right, and I made two separate trips before I had the conditions I imagined. The light from Martha's Vineyard makes night photography difficult in that direction, so I blended a dark-sky galaxy image in the position the galaxy would have been when I was there. I then enhanced the light from Martha's Vineyard, to complete my extra-terrestrial vision.