A self-portrait standing on the tombolo island under the night sky and the Milky Way. Cook County, Minnesota. This island is on the Superior Hiking Trail and it’s one of my favorite places to photograph. I love putting myself into pictures and in this case I think it really emphasizes how small we really are when compared to the the stars in our own galaxy let alone the universe. When looking at all those stars, I have to believe that we’re not alone in the universe. There’s probably something/someone just like me out there looking back and thinking the same thing.