The vastness of space makes them look so small to us, and yet up close they are so unimaginably...big.
I have a passion for astronomy and all things space, and since moving back to the city after spending several years in small country towns I miss the opportunity to really capture the night sky in all its glory.
These shots were taken in my backyard, and although the strong breeze meant the trees wouldn't sit still, I'm quite happy with the final results. The large star in the first two shots is Sirius (slightly blurred since I didn't get the chance to properly set the focal point to infinity before it got too dark), while in the third photo, its Canopus.
Additional photo - I took this photo last year but wanted to include it here since it fitted so well with today's theme - especially since it looks so large in the sky compared to the stars we see (and yet is tiny in comparison to them).