North Star over The Valley

Time lapse of the North Star over the San Fernando Valley.
Time lapse of the North Star over the San Fernando Valley.

This is the North Star over the western end of the San Fernando Valley. It was a breezy day and those always make for clear nights. The nights in the valley are more clear than you’d think. I shoot time lapse photography from time to time and there is usually a pretty good amount of star trails over the valley at night. Of course, if there is a marine layer that rolls in, the lights in the valley bounce off the clouds and light up the valley with a weird orange glow. And even more spectacular than that is when there’s a full moon during that time. ┬áThe moon will light up the marine layer and the city lights bounce off it, and it will light up the valley quite nicely. I would like to capture it sometime.