Piece description from the artist
This image was achieved using a three hour long exposure at night. It shows the passage of time while a man gets lost in wonder at the view of the cosmos. In photography, exposure time is the length of time a camera's shutter is open when taking a photograph. The amount of light that reaches the film or image sensor is proportional to the exposure time.
Growing up in central New Hampshire, Chris Hoodlet was surrounded by wilderness; he could hear the river flowing behind his house in the summer, and the sound of the water and peepers would sing him to sleep. Climbing to the tops of mountains provided Chris with a clear realization of life beyond our daily routines.
Chris aligns his artwork with "early 19th Century German Romantic":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Romantic paintings and the philosophy of the sublime. These images are a vision of his escape, a realization of what exists in the world, and Hoodlet's appreciation of the land beyond human civilization.