It's always up there, but its not always easy to see. The solution? Head out west to unpopulated areas and see a sky that you have never seen before. The Milky Way is a magical site. This photograph of it was taken in the Badlands of South Dakota.
I will be teaching a night photography class on capturing start trails and light painting at the Center for Photography in Madison on October 14, 21, and 28. You can sign up here. Sign up soon if you are interested.