Star trail time-lapses can be absolutely beautiful, even mesmerizing. But as incredible as the stars themselves are, the foreground subject matter can really help to set the stage and take your images of the night sky to a whole new level.
WAVELIGHT by Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic is a perfect example of this. The duo used beautiful, eroded stone in Arizona as leading lines and contours that move your eye to the star trails, even as they add their own captivating tone to the entire creation.
The video was created from over 10,000 stills that were captured over the course of two ‘grueling’ trips. The rocky location they shot at is known as ‘The Wave,’ and requires a special permit to access.
The creators of the video request that you properly respect the beautiful location if you plan to visit. Camping and campfires are not permitted, and there is a good reason for this.
Additionally, the pair have shared a number of their favorite stills from the selection of 10,000+ they captured, which you can find on their Flickr page.