I remember as a kid sitting outside on summer nights, looking up into the dark night sky and watching the Milky Way pass over me like a river of stars. When I saw it even more clearly high on a mountain top in the Andes of South America six years ago, I completely understood why they thought the Milky Way was just a continuation of the rivers on land.
I wonder if these French photographers felt the same way watching the stars as kids. On Wired, “you can see the entire Milky Way at once in this panorama painstakingly stitched together by French photographers.”
Working in the dark, dry highlands of Chile with a Nikon D3 digital camera (50 mm lens open at f5.6), Serge Brunier and Frédéric Tapissier patched together 1,200 photos of the night sky into the composite that you see above.
Read more on Wired.