You may have already caught wind of these compelling shots from photographer Lincoln Harrison back in 2011. But with recent renewed interest in star calendars and the movement of our planet through this expanding universe, I think these are worth a revisit.
Harrison is an accidental photographer who grew up in Bendigo, Australia. He never thought photography would become his profession until one day, when he decided to purchase a DSLR camera simply to take more professional-looking shots of his products for sale on Ebay. He says that after taking his product shots, he “decided to try a landscape shot to use as a desktop wallpaper, a week later I had about 8 lenses and all the other gear and Ive been hooked ever since.” Harrison has always been fascinated by the idea of star trails, or the path of the stars as they travel over the horizon during the night. He spent many hours researching everything he could on the subject and testing different techniques. It was frustrating for him in the beginning because he would spend over 10 hours in the Outback shooting the night sky in freezing conditions, ending up with the wrong camera settings and getting nothing useful out of the session.
Here are the results after Harrison finally figured out his process:
Star trails are not a new discovery to photographers, but I have yet to see any one else achieve the color balance that Harrison’s photos do. I hope you’ve enjoyed the results of several of his 15 hour Outback sessions and natural, “man-made” wonders. Here is a link to Harrison’s website.