Star Light, Star Bright: Stunning Star Trails by Ben Canales [40 PICS]

November 30th, 2011 Permalink

Ben Canales has astounding skills as a night photographer, capturing the child-like wonder and awe of our world as we stare up at the stars. When he was younger, he lived in an urban area where a starry night means maybe seeing a maximum of 20 stars. Now he lives on the West Coast “nearby some very dark, much less light-polluted night skies. It’s been a thrill and a treasured experience to look up and see a literal field of diamonds in the stars above.” Besides photographing the stars for personal enjoyment, Ben does it for us so we can feel the wonder of the sky as if we are standing under it ourselves and gazing up. He snaps glittering starry shots in amazing natural landscapes and also captures the night sky nearby abandoned houses way out in the middle of nowhere. He climbs mountains and pitches a tent far away from civilization to better bring us these amazing images of the stars. Ben quotes Van Gogh: “For my part I know nothing with any certainy, but the sight of the stars make me dream.” We were blown away, absolutely dazzled, when we saw his breathtaking photos on The Star Trail. Wowza! We love these pics! [40 Photos]

Crater Lake under the Stars

Crater Lake under the Stars. Photo #1 by © Ben Canales

Milky Way Lodge

Milky Way Lodge. Photo #2 by © Ben Canales


Gusher Oregon Waterfall

Gusher, an Oregon waterfall. Photo #4 by © Ben Canales

'Be Where You Are'

‘Be Where You Are’. Photo #5 by © Ben Canales

I told you I would wait..

‘I told you I would wait…’ — such a romantic title for an image of an abandoned house outside of Dufur, Oregon. Photo #7 by © Ben Canales www.thestartrail.com

Oregon High Country. This is Mirror Lake up in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of the Wallowa Mountains

Oregon High Country. This is Mirror Lake up in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of the Wallowa Mountains. Photo #8 by © Ben Canales

Jewel of Oregon

Jewel of Oregon. Photo #9 by © Ben Canales

Mt Hood Steel Cliffs

Mt Hood Steel Cliffs. Photo #12 by © Ben Canales

Charging or Fleeing Wild Horses Monument, Vantage WA

Charging or Fleeing? Wild Horses Monument, Vantage WA. Photo #14 by © Ben Canales

Group Fire for Perseids Meteors

Group Fire for Perseids Meteors. Photo #15 by © Ben Canales

Waiting CREEPY. CREEPY. HOUSE.

Waiting…near a creepy, creepy house. Photo #16 by © Ben Canales

Look how they shine

Look how they shine. Photo #19 by © Ben Canales

Rest in Pieces

Rest in Pieces was what Ben titled this. We doubt he meant Saliva’s song. Photo #20 by © Ben Canales

Yesterday's Home

Yesterday’s Home. Photo #23 by © Ben Canales

Prancing under the Starlight Wild Horses Monument Vantage, WA

Prancing under the Starlight. Wild Horses Monument Vantage, WA. Photo #24 by © Ben Canales

White River Falls

White River Falls. Photo #25 by © Ben Canales

Sparkling Mistress

Sparkling Mistress. Photo #27 by © Ben Canales

Home on the Range

Home on the Range. Photo #30 by © Ben Canales

Cold Sweet Cold in the Cascade Mountains, Oregon -- temperature 0°F

Cold, Sweet, Cold. 0° F in the Cascade Mountains, Oregon. Photo #31 by © Ben Canales

Palouse Falls Night

Palouse Falls at Night. Photo #32 by © Ben Canales

Wise Tent on the Mountain. Larch Mountain, Oregon, USA

Wise Tent on the Mountain. Larch Mountain, Oregon, USA. Photo #36 by © Ben Canales

Palouse Falls PM

Palouse Falls PM. Photo #37 by © Ben Canales

Brisk Starry Night

Brisk Starry Night. Photo #39 by © Ben Canales


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