Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Landscape

Milky Way, Meteor, and Bristlecone Pines

  • Photographer
    David Xu
  • Technical Info
    Sony A7r4, Sony 12-24/2.8 Lens, Iso 6400, F2.8, 15 Seconds, Exposure Blending
  • Photo Date
    October 19, 2020

Bristlecone pine is the oldest living non-clonal organism on earth and, if trees could speak, they might tell us of a slightly different sky than the one we see now. As yet unnamed, the oldest tree is a little over 5,000 years old and was just a sapling when the star Thuban was the pole star and when the Egyptian pyramids were being built. The combination of the milky way, meteor, and bristlecones form a perfect sight, which is trying to inform us how history gets developed, how beautiful the universe could be, and how mystery the world is waiting for us to explore.