I’m deviating from my usual topic of art and sketching to show you an amazing image and the young man who made it.
The Museum of Flight was very quite today. An hour after opening, only about 3 visitors had come through the doors of the Space Gallery. However, the photographer of the amazing wall of night sky came to show it to his cousin, visiting from Sweden. This photograph fills the entire southern wall of the gallery, about 30 feet high and 80 feet long. Below is my attempt to photograph it, but it was just too large and I didn’t have a wide angle lens with me! It shows the Milky Way.
From the info poster: “Seattle area photographer Nick Risinger spent a year traveling the globe to compose this image of the night sky. The Phototopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky, assembled from 37,400 exposures. He traveled over 60,000 miles during the course of the project.”