Wheel of Stars

One hour of star trails over Wilton Windmill. By positioning myself so that the Pole Star was directly above the windmill and making 120 consecutive 30 second exposures, I showed the effect of Earth's rotation as a giant wheel of stars, echoing the daytime rotation of the windmill's sails. A Perseid meteor can be seen just to the right of the windmill. I lit the windmill with a small torch for a few seconds on the final exposure. All 120 exposures were cleaned of aircraft and satellite trails and stacked in Photoshop.