Wesley Liikane, the Cowboy with a camera described the incredible feeling of capturing the heart of our galaxy on a warm Summer night. "The milky way is a beautiful in so many ways. To view with the naked eye in a dark sky location it gives you so many stars to see but capturing it with your camera you can pick up those lost colours from our visible spectrum. Now with photography being an art you can change this balance of colours to give a new light to milky way. I love standing out under the night sky and viewing the "haze" of stars and other deep space objects that are above. Letting your eyes adjust to what is out there can make it so much more enjoyable too. Every night while out I figure I see at least one shooting star and get to gaze on the galaxies far beyond. Nothing else compares to the vastness and the life of the night. Animal calls, the mist, reflections and the stars all come together to make for that perfect night."
Wesley Liikane, Cowboy with a camera, Ontario,Canada
Adam Trenholm, Tundra Images, Longmont, Colorado
Matt Pollock, Brunswick, New York
Brian Drourr, Brian Drourr Photography, Burlington, Vermont
Keith Breazeal, Shot Rock, Amador County, CA
Josh Kulla, Josh Kulla Photography, Mount St. Helens, Gresham, Oregon
Aaron Priest, Aaron Priest Photography, Lee, ME
Michael Cozad, Shot Rock Vista Point, Hwy 88, Amador County, CA
Michael Blanchette, Michael Blanchette Photography, Block Island, Rhode Island
Lars Leber, Lars Leber Photography, Eleven Mile Reservoir, Colorado
Thank you to all the talented photographers who provided these stunning photos. If you like what you see click the link to the photographer's Facebook page below each photo.