Imma Barrera

Fine art photo of an ocean cove lined with trees at night
"Schoodic Cove"

Courtesy of Imma Barrera. Used with permission.

I love to photograph the night sky in Acadia National Park, as it is one of the darkest areas in the US Northeast. The Milky Way is our galaxy and has captured our imagination since the dawn of humanity. We are privileged to have learned so much about our universe since the ancient civilizations gave names to the stars and star formations in our galaxy. One of the most interesting things about a true dark sky is capturing the green airglow mostly caused by excited oxygen atoms in the upper atmosphere of Earth. No, the night sky is not black and not even blue when the moonlight is not present.
The galactic center of the Milky Way is found facing southeast in May, when this image was taken. After scouting many locations, I fell in love with this cove as it boasts the very characteristic rocky beaches, spruce-fir forests and cliffs of Acadia’s coastline.

– Imma Barrera

Photo portrait of Imma Barrera
Imma Barrera

Born in Barcelona, Imma Barrera is a landscape and nature photographer based in Metuchen NJ. She is a biologist but also a graduate of New York Institute of Photography. She has exhibited photography in a number of galleries worldwide and won several awards. In addition she has been invited to join CollectorWorks, a hybrid gallery (virtual and in person exhibits) sponsored by Your Daily Photograph.

Her favorite subject to photograph include landscapes from dusk to dawn, including astrophotography. She has been selected for several National Park Service Artist-in-Residence programs (Capitol Reef, Acadia , Glacier and the Grand Canyon) for her night sky photography. In addition, she was shortlisted in the Landscape category of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards - Professional competition with her series “Under the Night Sky.”

Imma runs educational programs about photography and seminars to raise awareness about the need to protect our natural treasures. She has published books about the night skies in New Jersey and New York, and about her experiences as an Artist-in-Residence. Currently, she is working on three other books covering Glacier, Acadia and about her project Under The Night Sky.

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Last updated: May 2, 2022

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