Photo by Andrew Graham
During Thanksgiving break in November, I developed a completely new appreciation for the night sky. Part of the reason I turned my camera lens upward was my aspiration to have a minor in Astronomy. Additionally, because of so much light pollution near my University of Massachusetts campus, I can barely see the stars at school; when I’m home in Maine I must take advantage of the clear, beautiful nights. This picture was taken facing the opposite side of Orion, a beautiful winter constellation. I left the shutter open for 52 minutes and let the earth do its thing. The result was the best star trail picture I have ever taken!
2 thoughts on “Orion Starlight”
You should come to Texas’ Big Bend Country. Dark skies abound and you can see the arm of the Milky Way galaxy with your naked eye! Nice shot!