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!
Photo by Andrew Graham