How long can a photographer wait for the perfect shot? Hours or days, may be. In case of Luc Perrot, he had to wait for two years. Last month, an astrophotographer snapped the perfect photo of Orion Arm of the Milky Way galaxy after waiting for two years.
After two years of waiting, last month Luc Perrot snapped an image of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way galaxy at the Piton de l’Eau on Reunion Island, France. This image is really simply breath-taking.
If we look thoroughly into the picture, we see stretching band of the Milky Way across the skies. Its lighting shows us a glimpse of the vastness of the universe around us. In fact, astrophotographer Luc Perrot was waiting for this perfect light conditions to snap a photo. We can clearly see the reflexion in the water of the volcanic crater starlight. The foreground is surrounded by bushes and trees. At the center of the image, we see the highest peak on the island. This is called Piton des Neiges which is situated several kilometers away from the foreground. On the top middle (black shaded) millions of stars are shining. This is the central band of Milky Way Galaxy. Each of these stars are located typically thousands of light years away.
If you have liked this amazing image of the astrophotographer Luc Perrot, then you might be interested to see more of his photography. Just head over to www.lucperrot.fr.
Source : Daily Mail