This is my first ever attempt of photographing star trails. As you probably know, I take hundreds (thousands, if I’m honest) photos on all our trips. I don’t process them immediately after the trip. I get bored of processing to many photos in a row from one spot. So I jump around. I’ll process 5 photos from NYC, then some from Florida, then some from Pittsburgh, etc… You get the idea. Anyway, that means sometimes is takes me a few years to process all the photos from a trip. Why did I mention all that?
Well, back during our 2015 Peru trip, Michael and I went out one night to photograph the Milky Way. The moon cycle and weather was perfect for star photography. Plus that part of the world is great for Astrophotography. I took a bunch of photos of the stars, Milky Way and the sky. While I was there, I took a series of photos to create this star trail picture. But the photos sat on my computer for almost 2 years before I processed them last night. So my first attempt at star trails took 2 years to complete. I hope you enjoy it.
By the way, the structures in the foreground are ancient Incan building (thousands of years old).
Have a great day.
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