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Jelieta Walinski Ph.D
Becida, MN, USA
11:48 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon EOS 5DS, Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3, Manfrotto Tripod, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens, red beam Headlight

Post-processing Details:

239 lights, 50 darks, 50 biases, 100 flats stacked in deep sky stacker, to get details edited in photoshop 2021. The camera's pixel is 50,000 megapixel so I cropped it.

Image Details:

When I was young I left home so I can be a working student. My father told me, "Wherever you go, just follow the stars and it will lead you back home." The only way for me to finish my education is go work even I was just 10 years old. I washed dishes in the carenderia and fetched water and the owner send me to school. I remember that I always bring my notebook when I fetch water because at the same time I was studying my lesson. That was so tough, but I want to maintain my grades so I can apply academic scholarship in our school. The other thing that I felt was I terribly missing my family...but I remember my father saying, "Follow the stars!". I was about to surrender but in every moment that I felt surrendering I just look up at the stars and asked please keep me strong.

I know I have a lot of moment lost to be with the family and those feeling of loneliness visits me from time to time and appear in my dream. However, every time I capture photos of night sky is helping me and this is my way of healing the past.