Here's an awesome quote from James Balog in his movie Chasing Ice:
"Early in my career I discovered that there was something really special about photographing at night
that places your mind on the surface of the planet. You’re no longer just a human being walking around
in the regular world. You’re a human animal striding around on the surface of the planet that’s out in the
middle of the galaxy."
Thanks, James, for summarizing my entire JAPR in three sentences.
Armed with a stockpile of the now discontinued Fuji Provia 400 in 120 (It breaks my heart that this film is now going away, I love how startrails come out on it) I am ready to shoot a lot more. But I'm also now considering working digitally more.
Anyway, here's a fresh digital shot that I was surprised by. I'm actually really drawn to the softness of the foreground versus the stars (which also become distorted at the corners). I think I'd like to start exploring more like this.