Travel Shot: Stars Run Circles Around the Sky

April 26, 2012 ||
Long Exposure Stars - Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park Long Exposure Night Photography

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again.. we LOVE camping! And this is part of the reason we love it so much. You can see the stars at night while swigging beers next to a warm fire.

It doesn’t get much better than that.

Photo Tip: This photo was created by taking three 10 minute exposures and layering them in post processing. You obviously need a tripod and preferably a timer remote control.

Instead of taking multiple photos, you also have the option of taking one 20-30 minute exposure, but we prefer to do shorter exposures to limit the amount of noise.

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By Christy Woodrow

Christy Woodrow is a travel photographer and professional blogger based in San Diego. She has been traveling around the world with her partner in crime, Scott, since 2006. Join them in their quest to find off-the-beaten-path destinations by signing up for weekly emails and following her on

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