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These 7 Star Trails Photographed Over New Mexico Will Mesmerize You New Mexico

Night photography has produced some of my favorite photos. They are simply beautiful, especially star trails. And what better state is there than New Mexico for such photos? These 7 star trail photos are sure to mesmerize and captivate you.

1. Farmington Lake

Farmington Lake, New Mexico - Photo by Ned James

Farmington Lake, New Mexico – Photo by Ned James

The clouds were out this night but thin enough for the beautiful stars to shine through.

2. Bluewater Lake

Brewster Lake, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold

Bluewater Lake, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

Under a full moon mixed with street lights, the star trails still shine through this amazing landscape.

3. Shiprock

Farmington, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold

Farmington, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

There’s hardly ever a poor photo of Shiprock. However, with these gorgeous star trails it takes the natural landmark to a whole new level of beauty.

4. Courthouse – Grants, New Mexico

Grants, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold

Grants, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

The courthouse in Grants, New Mexico actually served as a high school in the town’s early days. Today it stands as a courthouse and this night it stands with beautiful stars.

5. Haystack Mesa – McKinley County, New Mexico

Star trails over Haystack Mountain on the Navajo Nation, McKinley County, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold

Star trails over Haystack Mountain on the Navajo Nation, McKinley County, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

Haystack Mountain and Haystack Mesa look beautiful on any given day, but at night with star trails it blows my mind.

6. Bandelier

Bandelier, New Mexico - Photo by Dean Fikar

Bandelier, New Mexico – Photo by Dean Fikar

The colors are incredibly beautiful in this photo of star trails over Bandelier, New Mexico.

7. San Mateo Mountains – Milan, New Mexico

San Mateo Mountains in Milan, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold

San Mateo Mountains in Milan, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

John Newell

John Newell is a professional musician as well as student, who is currently working on his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at The University of Washington. He is also a photographer and freelance writer.

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