What the city is missing: Thierry Cohen photographs cityscapes and then photographs deserts at night, combing the two to show us what our cities would look like with the lights off. The stars are not enhanced, they are actual photos from relative latitudes that would expose the same starry sky view if it weren’t for light pollution. Click on each photo to see which city it is.
Light pollution and pollution in general
“This was the second time I spent the whole night out on these rocks without sleep shooting the stars in the cold pitch black darkness.Very uncomfortable and dangerous.I fell off one rock at least a metre and a half into the unseen darkness onto more rocks while shooting but luckily wasn’t hurt.It also got scary at about 4.30 am as massive waves rolled in on the high tide around me and my tripod.Still the long night is never long enough to try and capture all the images you can visualise before the sun comes up and turns it back into the familiar world.”
Credit : Rob Featonby
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