Bridging the 6th Sense
Ever since I began my journey with photography I have always tried to envision shots before they had come to life. To study and understand the workings of the world and the universe around me to present the photos that capture the mind and inspire a sense of awe. For me this isn't just a hobby or a passion or a way to make a living, it is a purpose and a gift. A purpose that I wish to fulfill every single day of my life. To remind you to take time from your busy life to enjoy nature, to protect it, and appreciate how precious this all really is.
I had a vision of a shot with an old bridge crossing a river. Just outside of Augusta, WI rests the County D bridge. The tranquil Eau Claire river rush's underneath its beautiful arches. I had a vision of the Milky Way arching out into the heavens with the road stretching on through the bridge into the distance. Creating a composition that bridges the 6th sense to the very fabric of creation.
With my camera set up I watched the Milky Way move through the night sky. Waiting for the perfect moment to press the shutter. The galactic core of our galaxy approached the angle I needed as it hovered over the old County Road D bridge. Excitement began to build as goosebumps and the rush of emotions took over. I pressed the shutter and captured this incredible moment in time.
I am always amazed while looking into the heart of our galaxy. There are so many mysteries out there. Why are we here, what does this all mean, what else is out there? With every press of the shutter I find more and more of an understanding with every capture, fulfilling my very purpose.