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Jan 28, 2011, 6:48:45 PM
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Cascading Milky Way by KovoWolf Cascading Milky Way by KovoWolf

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Cascading Milky Way

There are approximately 200 globular clusters which may contain up to 200 billion stars each. The Milky way contains 200 billion stars give or take. These numbers are essential to understanding what a galaxy is but when contemplating this with the human mind, it protests that it cannot be so. Yet the examination of the evidence brings you to the conclusion that it is and if you take that conclusion out on a clear dark night and look up to the night sky you will see something that might change your life. Take a modest telescope and let your eyes adjust to the dark and get the focus just right, you will see that mist for what it really is. More stars. Like dust. Fading into what tastes like infinity. But you've got to have the knowledge, seeing is only half of it. Hopeless gravity. The despair of distance. But I feel safe because I know my world is protected by the very distance others fear. Its like the universe screams in your face "Do you know what I am? Do you know how grand I am? How old I am? Can you even comprehended what I am? What are you ...compared to me?". And when you know enough science you can just smile up at the universe and say "Dude, I am you".

About The Shot
I honestly didn't do a whole lot of editing in photoshop. I cropped, cut, and re-sized it. I also enhanced the contrast and brightness because the initial image (and milky way) was so dark but the rest of it is hardly touched. It is -amazing- how beautiful the stars can be when you are out in the middle of no where. Look up and be humbled by the world we live in and be happy to be privileged the gift of life <3

:bulletred: Sorry for the ugly watermark. Must be there. :bulletred:

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"Cascading Milky Way" 2011 Amber "Kovo" M.

DO NOT take/redistribute/copy/alter this idea/image and drawing in any manner what so ever. This idea/layout is respectfully mine. Id appreciate it if you not use this idea (layout or art) without my prior written consent and permission.
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wolfofdarkness400 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
I wish I was as good a photographer as you. I feel like I'm pretty good, but not THIS good.

Anyway, I love the stars/night sky. I'm a 100% nature lover. Love animals and the natural world. Your pictures really reach that part of me.
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
awe, thank you! and with practice you can be just as good if not better :)
wolfofdarkness400 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
It's been a long time since I've been on this site to go through notifications and such. o.o

You're very welcome! I've been trying to practice, and it's helping. You're right. Practice does make one better! :)
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem at all :)
wolfofdarkness400 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
7neondragon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
brutalpepper Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful! I also like the way you think (:
I wish I could take a glimpse of something like that with my own eyes, but it's almost impossible in my country xD someday I will! till then, thank you for this loveliness
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
I appreciate your kind words, thank you! :heart:
ChiEnd Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Aaaa... Milky Way.. I wish I could capture it in my country..
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aye. I have to go out into the boonies for this one
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