YOU Placed The Stars In The Sky...
And YOU Know Them By Name.
The Milky Way is visible from May through September where I live. To be able to see it and be able to photograph it you have to find areas where there is no light pollution. I spent the past several months going out when there was a new moon traveling and trying to find interesting places to capture some images.
May was the end of the school year, and track season, and so I was unsuccessful at capturing images of the Milky Way in May. June I was in South Dakota and was excited to be able to try to capture some images. Timing just didn't work however and I wasn't able to get out of the city to see it. During July was my first successful outing. We were camping at Roaring River State Park and it is VERY dark down there. I was able to capture some excellent shots. In August I was at Table Rock Lake and was also successful there. Later in August, I made a second trip and was able to capture some images with the Milky Way and the Perseid Meteor Shower in front of it. Soccer had started by September, and I was again unable to find time to capture any images.
The Milky Way amazes me. Something so massive, that can look so small and faint. Sometimes I feel small and faint, but I'm not in the eyes of the LORD. He created all the stars, and knows their names. Surely he knows mine and will remember me.
He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.
The heavens were made by the word of the LORD, and all the stars, by the breath of HIS mouth.
Look up and see:
who created these?
HE brings out the starry host by number;
HE calls all of them by name.
Because of HIS great power and strength,
not one of them is missing.
Song: Indescribable by Chris Tomlin