Many artists choose the night sky as their subject, and after seeing the video made by Gavin Heffernan and his group at Sunchaser Pictures, it’s easy to see the powerful inspiration of a star filled night. Building on the success of two earlier videos, Heffernan returned to the California desert, specifically the mysterious racetrack playa of Death Valley. Using a technique Heffernan calls Starscaping, regular timelapse photos transition to long exposure star trails, and at these points the beauty of the natural world transforms into magnificent dreamscapes. And as if capturing a perfect starry night was not enough, an ultra rare desert aurora flashes at points in the video.
After checking out these timelapse stills, watch the incredibly breathtaking video, below.