Milky Way Fatigue

Yesterday I greeted the arrival of the new issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine with a groan and a sigh. The issue is dedicated to night photography, and has oh so many photos of the Milky Way in various settings. The current issue of Adirondack Life also has a cover photo of the Milky Way. Please, enough with the Milky Way photos. Despite the setting every photo looks the same. Why? Because the Milky Way always looks the same. The shot has become as cliché’ as a sunset over water. The photos of the Milky Way in this issue look exactly like those of another photographer featured a year ago in the same magazine. In fact, I assumed it was the same photographer until I saw the byline. No originality or creativity at play. Enough.

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Two issues a year apart. Look similar much?
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