05 Star Trails on Smoky Mountain Road
You can’t fail to be struck by this image of star trails above the desert in Utah. The boldness of the trails is really eye-catching, and they appear to light up the whole landscape. Marek picked the perfect point on which to centre his star trails – the very peak of the rocks. The resulting composite of 320 images is a study of the contrast between the regular, smooth star trails in a cool-coloured sky, and the irregular, warm coloured rocks below, both elements carefully balanced to prevent either one from taking over the picture. Star trail images don’t come much better.