A little while back I took a trip up to Mauna Kea during the new moon to shoot the night sky. The first stop I made was at the base of the Mauna Kea Access Road along the saddle. I was drawn to the leading lines of the road guiding the viewer up the mountain towards the Milky Way Galaxy rising overhead. Anyway, I hoped this vision of mine would result in an acceptable composition. Unbeknownst to me, The Andromeda Galaxy was sitting just to the right of the far larger Milky Way Galaxy. At the time I was unaware that this neighboring star system could be seen with the naked eye and I probably would have noticed it if I had been on the lookout. Fortunately, thanks to my ignorance I was pleasantly surprised with the resulting capture.
The image is nothing extraordinary. The revelation it delivered was. Little surprises like this keep me excited and encouraged about life and what is to come. Always keep an open mind and you never know what wonders may jump out at you!