The Milky Way Pictured in Utah by Bret Webster

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The Milky Way system is the galaxy of our Solar System consisting more than four billion stars, clusters and nebulae. Due to this fact, the Milky Way has been endless inspiration for photographers worldwide. Recently, rookie photographer Bret Webster has taken a chain of stunning images which fully show the Milky Way in all its awe-inspiring glory.

Bret Webster chose the national parks of his home state of Utah as the shooting location. The 51-year-old created these images to emphasize the significant relation of the Earth in the cosmos. Amazingly, all the sophisticated pictures are spotted by his wife's Nikon camera – a simple digital camera. Talking about his career, Bret Webster states, “The pictures that bring the ancient American native rock paintings and the Milky Way are the most powerful.”


The Milky Way lies across the night sky. Bret Webster applies the rock arch in Arches National Park as a background to create the image.

The Milky Way lies across the night sky. Bret Webster applies the rock arch in Arches National Park as a background to create the image.


The Milky Way is dazzling above a slot canyon in the San Rafael Swell, Utah. Needless to say, photographers of all remarkable images started taking pictures just three years ago.

The Milky Way is dazzling above a slot canyon in the San Rafael Swell, Utah. Needless to say, photographers of all remarkable images started taking pictures just three years ago.


A Goblin Valley National Park in Green River, Utah is spotted in an autumn evening. The highlight of this image is the Milky Way near the horizon.

A Goblin Valley National Park in Green River, Utah is spotted in an autumn evening. The highlight of this image is the Milky Way near the horizon.


The world famous Balanced Rock with the Milky Way in background

The world's famous Balanced Rock with the Milky Way in background


The Milky Way shines through this gorgeous double arch at Utah’s Arches National Park

The Milky Way shines through this gorgeous double arch at Utah’s Arches National Park

 

 


Bret Webster shares that, “I feel a deep affinity for the Utah desert and I have always been in awe when visiting the Arches National Park and Canyon Lands”

Bret Webster shares that, “I feel a deep affinity for the Utah desert and I have always been in awe when visiting the Arches National Park and Canyon Lands.”


The Holy Ghost Panel rock painting in the Great Gallery is seen with bright Milky Way in the background. The paintings are believed to have been made some 8,000 years old.

The Holy Ghost Panel rock painting in the Great Gallery is seen with bright Milky Way in the background. The paintings are believed to have been made some 8,000 years old.


The Milky Way rises above the Landscape Arch in Arches National park after a November storm. Bret Webster felt “spine tingle” in the scene.

The Milky Way rises above the Landscape Arch in Arches National park after a November storm. Bret Webster felt “spine tingle” in the scene.


The Barrier Canyon Style with the Milky Way

The Barrier Canyon Style with the Milky Way


Bret Webster is the photographer of the Milky Way series. He was a former rocket engineer and solid-fuel propellant specialist for US defence firm Northrop Grumman.

Bret Webster is the photographer of the Milky Way series. He was a former rocket engineer and solid-fuel propellant specialist for US defence firm Northrop Grumman.

 

The Milky Way in 3D


Related links:

Center of the Milky Way Galaxy is on Display Throughout the Summer

If you are struggling towards comprehend the dimensions of the Milky Way

The Milky Way's Collision Course with Andromeda

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This article was published on 2011/05/31