It's still amazing to me that most people don't realize how wonderful the night sky is. Even without a camera there is nothing like sitting outside at night in a truly dark sky location just to observe the uncountable number of stars and of course the densely packed milky way region. Add a modern camera, a decent lens, and a little practice, and the night sky becomes alive with many more details. My primary goal for this section is to show others those wonderful details.
The most common question I am asked is "were the stars and milky way really that bright?". My answer is of course no, but point out what they are seeing is 100% real, it's just that the modern camera sensor is far superior to viewing dark skies as compared to the human eye.
With my recent purchases of a Star Tracker and and a long zoom lens, I have also started taking Deep Space images. Typically most of these are also visible with the naked eye, but of course will just appear as stars.
So I hope you enjoy these images, but more importantly I hope it inspires you to look up to the heavens. Get away from the city lights and find a truly dark location, sit down, and just look up.