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Who hasn’t looked up at the night sky, pondered their existence and felt humbled by the sheer unfathomable expanse of the universe? On clear, starry nights my gaze often turns skywards and I find myself imagining if some other being on another world is doing exactly the same thing at exactly the same time. ‘First Contact’ brings me closer to these distant galaxies and nebulae and I envision what life would be like on one of these mysterious worlds. As cosmic fingers reach out to make their ‘first contact’, I’m left wondering what unknown encounters await.
The article Exposed: First Contact outlines how I created this image ‘in camera’, but don’t click the link if you want to preserve the mystery!