This 13-minute exposure originally showed on my camera as just a white image with a couple faint grey streaks. After dropping the exposure drastically in Lighroom, I was able to recover the color left behind by these star streaks.
This image taught me just how fast the Earth is rotating. This wasn't a very long exposure, but it still resulted in these star trails. It reminds me of lasers being fired from spaceships from 1980's cartoons I watched as a kid. "Pew pew pew!"
If you truly believe that we are alone in the Universe, then I don't even know how to begin the conversation with you.