Among the various genres of photography, Astrophotography is one that could be so challenging. It will take a lot of researching, travelling (sometimes), preparation, timing, skills, accessories and patience. Notably, unlike other genres, the artistic element is not given much consideration in some subgenres of astrophotography. When the photographs of the sun, moon, another planet, another galaxy, a comet, or a nebula, the goal is to capture them with sharp focus, correct exposure and suitable magnification. It is all about technicality, not about art.
But when it comes to Milkyway photography and Star Trail photography, the artistic element is much needed to create a good photograph. Lincoln Harrison is an Australian photographer who has mastered the art of star trail photography. Have a look at his beautiful star trail photographs below.
For those who are not much familiar with star trail photography, earth’s rotation around its axis is what cause the motion effect of the stars creating trails. The shape of the trails will be determined by the direction the camera facing to. Lincoln Harrison has cleverly composed his frames by adding a foreground to the photographs. They make the images much alive appealing.
These star trails are captured in Australia, United Kingdom and United States of America. The photographer seems to have gone great lengths to capture these beautiful photographs. And he has chosen plenty of types of landscapes as the foreground for his star trails photographs. Visit his website and social media channels for more astro photographs and nature photographs.