Believe In Magic | Chris Byrne

The Milky Way over a lavender field with Mt Hood in the background - photographed by Chris Byrne. | Photo Title: Believe In Magic | 
        Photo by Chris Byrne ©2023
Believe In Magic | ©2023 Chris Byrne

About this Photograph

The image titled “Believe In Magic” is a stunning depiction of the Milky Way piercing through the thin clouds hovering over a lavender field with Mount Hood centered in the background. The lavender field is awash in shades of purple, as the sky is filled with stars and galaxies. this image is a beautiful and serene sight, while it reminds us that even in the darkest of times, there is always beauty to be found.

Chris has captured the unique atmosphere of this place perfectly. The lavender field creates a sense of peace and tranquility, while the Milky Way and Mt. Hood lend a touch of majesty and awe. The overall effect is both calming and inviting for the viewer to visit this place in person one day; imagine walking among the lavender fields and feeling the cool night air on one’s skin; listening to the sounds of the crickets and smell the sweet, earthy air emitted by the lavender; looking up with a realization view of our home galaxy, the galaxy of which we are a tiny part of — a realization of the magic surrounding us, and a feeling of sublime insignificance.

From The Artists

Chris Byrne headshot. | Photo by Chris Byrne ©
© Chris Byrne
"Believe In Magic - The culmination of an evening spent at a Lavender Farm in the foothills of Mt.Hood as sunset turned to a brilliant display of the Milky Way in the night sky. A time-blended image of two photographs, one taken at sunset and another several hours later with the Milky Way in perfect position. I sat without moving my tripod anticipating this perfect alignment and wanted to create a singular image to capture the full experience of the evening. A magical memory for sure."
~Chris Byrne