A multi-hour exposure at the Botanical building reveals the motion of the stars in the night sky. The stars rotate around Polaris (the north star) and leave concentric circles.
This past Thanksgiving eve, I had some free time as we didn't have to clean (going to a friends house) and we had already prepared our dishes (homemade icecream). So I went to Balboa Park to see if it was at all possible to capture stars trails in the middle of the city.
I already had a location picked out: the south end of the lily pond in front of the botanical building. Probably one of the most popular photo spots in the park and maybe even city. But I hadn't seen any star shots from here so I wasn't sure if it would work out. When I arrived, I was a little discouraged as I could barely see any stars at all, maybe 2-3 total including polaris. Despite this, i set up my camera and recorded star trails for a few hours. It turns out they show up a lot better on the sensor.
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