Astrophotography - Chris Couture Photography
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Under the Arch

This image stemmed from an idea two months in the making. It was shot while spending a night inside Spider Web Arch in Monument Valley (which the guide service has claimed has not been done before). I was unsure if I'd be able to pull it off as permission had to be obtained from the Navajo guides. I wanted to capture what the Natives of long ago might have seen while gazing up at the night sky from inside their shelter of rock. It's truly an amazing feeling to be in the middle of nowhere watching the Milky Way rise up above you. It conjures up many emotions ranging from deeply spiritual to feeling very small in the grand scheme of things.