TITLE: "Star Trails over Dead Horse Point"
Dead Horse Point is a state park that is embedded within Canyonlands National Park in Utah. A 4WD dirt road took me to about 1,000 feet below the top of Dead Horse Point, where I set up a tripod to capture a panorama of star trails.
I used a custom bracket that I designed and had made that positions three cameras with 24 mm lenses in such a way that, after stitching, they form a 3:1 aspect-ratio panorama covering approximately 50 degrees by 150 degrees. I aimed this set up due North from a point that put the sheer canyon walls in silhouette as the starry sky spun overhead through the night.
AUTHOR: Nathan Myhrvold (United States)
Nathan Myhrvold is photographer, chef, scientist, and author. As the former chief technology officer of Microsoft, Myhrvold embraces the power of technology to push photographic limits. He and his team build custom cameras, robotics, and software to capture the world in new ways.
Myhrvold’s photography has been featured in publications including Smithsonian Magazine, Digital Photo Pro, Popular Photography, Galerie, and Bloomberg Pursuits. He is the founder of Modernist Cuisine, author of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, and coauthor of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Modernist Cuisine at Home, Modernist Bread, and the forthcoming Modernist Pizza.
He pioneered food photography techniques to take the avant garde photographs in his award-winning cookbooks, which garnered worldwide recognition and led to the opening of Modernist Cuisine Gallery, the first gallery in the world devoted to food photography.
When not photographing food, Myhrvold travels the globe to visually document nature and wildlife. His recent innovations in snowflake photography have resulted in the highest resolution snowflake camera in the world. An avid researcher and lover of space, Myhrvold did postdoctoral cosmology work with Stephen Hawking and is currently developing new astrophotography techniques.
Support this photographer - share this work on Facebook.