This has to be one of my favorite images I have ever captured. It epitomizes so many aspects of life... our origins, the beginning, discovery, the importance of fire, & a time not so long ago... along with camping, overlanding, stargazing and wonderment... the list just goes on and on.


I started making it a ritual to get away on Labor Day weekend because that's when my birthday usually falls and it's a good time for me to reflect on my previous year... and camping in the middle of nowhere really gets you in touch with yourself and nature.


As luck would have it, the new moon was a few days before the weekend, so as night fell the little sliver of the moon disappeared below the western horizon very quickly and I began to plot my image.


I lit a fire within this rusty, old ring which was set on top of these circular, lopsided rocks. As the fire grew the light reflected in between the crevasses giving off these great shadows. It was so cool I set up my camera and started taking different exposures. As the night grew darker I attain the right settings just in time as the Milky Way moved into perfect position.





Sizes - 16x20, 20x30, 24x36, 30x45, 40x60



Not to exceed 99 total prints

Thirty (30) Artist’s Proofs numbered “x of 30”

Sixty-nine (69) Limited Editions numbered “x of 69”

The Fine Art Landscape Photography of Jaysun McMillin