[ The joy of doing something we trully like ] 😀
While selecting a new image to publish, an incessant question wondered through my mind: why am I so attracted in doing astrophotography, taking into account the level of hard work behind photos like that?!
To generate this kind of image, night photographers spend hours in sleep deprivation, dealing with extreme cold, high altitudes, inumerous sources of frustrations - unfavorable weather, equipments that does not work in key moments -, long trips, fatigue and even physical risk.
This image was taken in Chile, on may of this year. I vividly remember that returning from this site was not easy. It took me three hours drive -alone- after a twelve plus hours of uninterrupted photographic work.
An answer to the question above came to me instantly, as an internal voice, embodied with certainty: "when we do something we trully enjoy, an activity which motivates us and that we understand as something important, the negative aspects of it are accounted differently, they simply pass by almost unnoticed" On the other hand, if an activity completes us, all the issues and troubles goes under the bridge, while the positive aspects are multiplied and celebrated!
Tamron lens 24-70mm | Canon 6D (Ha mod) | ISO 4000 | f3.2 | Portable Equatorial Mount | 75" sec exposure
#1 image for sky;
#1 image for landscape
- all photos taken immediately one after the other;
Antofagasta, Chile - May/2017