The way from the lagoon to the Universe

The way from the lagoon to the Universe

The way from the lagoon to the Universe

Here comes the strogest moment of the Cook Islands: Capturing (probably) the first nighscape with the Milky Way over the popular Aitutaki Island in all history. This is what I spent for years of hard work in the Czech Republic and 4 months in Zealand’s orachrds. It was windy 28th August 2014 in the Cook’s paradise. The night came quickly. And it’s majestic. Just a few hours after the sunset and moonset sky got dark and the Milky way with so many structures of dark nebulae ornaments it above the famous lagoon. Other galaxies – Magellanic clouds and Andromeda galaxy – made the view with even stronger feeling of being close to the Space. Despite the strong wind, easily crooking mighty coconuts trees, that moment was like being on the way from the lagoon to the Universe. Colorful airglow made the sky even more romantic, it seemed like a curtains in front of this natural window. No one could understand until he sees that. Hopefully this picture brings at least a poetic way how to express my respect to this amazing spot in the world. Thank for that. Used Canon 6D, Samyang 24 mm, f2,8, ISO 8000, 43×15 s panorama, tripod.