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Star Trails by Ben Canales

Photographer Ben Canales takes mesmerizing long exposure shots of the night sky and stars.

Canales grew up in in the Northeast of the US in between three major cities. As a kid, Canales never got enough oppurtunity to see many stars. A few years ago, he moved to East Coast for the West Coast where the skies are less polluted. “It's been a thrill and a treasured experience to look up and see a literal field of diamonds in the stars above,” he says.

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I go out to photograph the stars, first for my own personal enjoyment to try and capture the wonder that I feel; but secondly, I do it for you, the viewer. I do it for my friends and family back home that do not have the opportunity to see the stars like I can here. My photography is about wonder. As adults we’ve lost the child-like wonder our world was beaming with when we were younger. I believe it is still there to be seen one just needs to work a bit harder to find it. My images are purposed to show the wonder of the sky as if you were standing under it yourself looking up.

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[via My Modern Metropolis]

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