A star trails shot capturing three consecutive nights and composed of more than 3000 40-second exposures. This image is the result of our Earth's rotation, a spinning that gives the illusion of stars rotating around our polar axis.
It is rare, particularly in Montana, to have three nights of clear skies in a row. To capture these images, I used a down coat and hand warmers on my camera to prevent frost from forming on the lens, bolting everything to an iron bar driven deep into the ground to prevent my focus from shifting while I changed batteries each evening.
This is offered as a signed, limited-edition print at 20x20 with a run not to exceed 25 images.
This image was a winning shot in the January, 2019 Royal Photographic Society's movement theme photo contest.