Night photography has always been a captivating format. The clear night skies over New Mexico provide for some of the best night photography and stargazing. When you mix stargazing in New Mexico with the timing technique of capturing star trails, the results are beyond magnificent. They are simply beautiful. Stargazing in New Mexico has become a popular past time and destination for night photographers. These 7 star trail photos are sure to mesmerize and captivate you.
1. Farmington Lake
The clouds were out this night but thin enough for the beautiful stars to shine through.
2. Bluewater Lake
Under a full moon mixed with street lights, the star trails still shine through this amazing New Mexico landscape.
There’s hardly ever a poor photo of Shiprock. It is a popular destination for stargazing and night photography. Though most of the time it is photographed in the day. However, with these gorgeous star trails, it takes the natural landmark to a whole new level of beauty.
4. Courthouse – Grants, New Mexico
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
Haystack Mountain and Haystack Mesa look beautiful on any given day, but at night with star trails, it blows my mind.
The colors are incredibly beautiful in this photo of star trails over Bandelier, New Mexico.
7. San Mateo Mountains – Milan, New Mexico
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