I took this shot in the Mojave desert, and it became the first of many stargazing observations.
For about 4-months prior to this trip, I was heavily influenced by several Astronomy publications, and documentaries —all of which allowed me to understand what I was actually going to be looking at.
The night I shot this, I looked in the direction of Gliese581C, Sgr*A, and pointed out Venus, and Mars with my naked eye.
And then it dawned on me that I was essentially just standing on a complex clump of mass —created by gravity— floating in space within our Milky Way, orbiting around Sgr*A every 250-million years.
That’s when I realized that I was seeing the stars in a totally different way.