Star trails over the Botanical Building in Balboa Park. In the foreground is the lily pond with a few ducks. The star trails make concentric circles in the sky.

Time Warp | Botanical Building, Balboa Park

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.

About the Prints

Edition of 50. Available in the following sizes:

24 x 36 inches

30 x 45 inches

40 x 60 inches

Medium: Archival pigment print with acrylic facemount


This is a pigment print where the front has been directly mounted with an adhesive to a sheet of ultra clear, scratch resistant, and non-reflective acrylic glass. This process is known as face mounting. The acrylic captures light internally resulting in a display with incredible visual depth and vibrancy. With proper lighting, the acrylic print will appear to be back illuminated with the light emanating from the image itself. The print comes ready to hang with a hidden mount on the back that floats the print off the wall.

Please allow 4-5 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include U.S. shipping, please contact me for international rates.

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