Wow!! My photo just made "The Daily Dozen" on National Geographic's website!!!!! Every day, NatGeo editors select 12 favorite photos. Today, mine was one of the twelve selected!!! If you are so inclined, you may vote for my photo, but I don't know whether you have to create an account or some such thing first.
A direct link to the photo, "Temple Tree Star Trails" on National Geographic, is here.
This photo is one of several taken during my trip to Zion National Park (Utah) and Valley of Fire (Nevada) earlier this year:
The photo is a long exposure night sky photo showing the celestial movements of the sky, and is not the result of trickery or excessive manipulation in Photoshop. By keeping the shutter open for a long time, the photo shows the movement of the stars over a long period of time.