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The Most Impressive Star Trail Photographs

Woah. Photographing star trails involves one of the trickiest photography techniques to master, but these photographers know what they're doing.

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Trillium Trails © Nagesh Mahadev
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Trillium Trails © Nagesh Mahadev

The Time Traveler © Stephen Oachs
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The Time Traveler © Stephen Oachs

Star Light, Star Bright © Kevin L Cole
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Star Light, Star Bright © Kevin L Cole

The Lake © Caras Ionut
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The Lake © Caras Ionut

Bromo Before Sunrise © Weerapong Chaipuck
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Bromo Before Sunrise © Weerapong Chaipuck

Startrails © Gytis Vidziunas
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Startrails © Gytis Vidziunas

Night Lights © Gary Randall
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Night Lights © Gary Randall

Thanks Heaven © Andrew Whyte
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Thanks Heaven © Andrew Whyte

Camp Trails © Bill Church
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Camp Trails © Bill Church

Stars © Song Hongxiao
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Stars © Song Hongxiao

Sky Vandalism © Steven Christenson
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Sky Vandalism © Steven Christenson

© Alexander Drakon
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© Alexander Drakon

Abandoned © Caras Ionut
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Abandoned © Caras Ionut

Circling The Dead © Marsel van Oosten
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Circling The Dead © Marsel van Oosten

Imagination © Stephen Oachs
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Imagination © Stephen Oachs

66 Minute Star Trails © Steve MacKay
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66 Minute Star Trails © Steve MacKay

Railroad to the Galaxies © Ryan Wright
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Railroad to the Galaxies © Ryan Wright

The Celestial Equator © Luis Argerich
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The Celestial Equator © Luis Argerich

If you want to try this yourself, we have just the tutorial you need to get you started with your star trail photography (or alternatively, here’s how to fake star trails in Photoshop)!

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