Current Of Chinook
A better perspective of our reality emerges at night when the suns photons no longer deflect so intensely off the atmosphere as to make it appear blue. You gain visibility into the vastness of the cosmos we live in. This lookout point over Lake Billy Chinook, OR is one of my favorite places to visit when I want to feel small. The Crooked River and the Deschutes conjoin at your feet where occasionally a car will drive down into the basin on the road afar and shine its headlights brightly and beautifully across the water. Then looking up, the core of our spiral galaxy with its gas and dust clouds 100% visible to the naked eye arc over our rather small blue marble. You truly feel the sensation that the Earth is the one spinning in a small solar system, on a large tail end of this ~4 hundred billion star galaxy. I always leave these night photo shoots with rejuvenated spirits and excitement to bring the RAW images from the camera back to life in post process.
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