Take a look at the following image by Franky Chou:
I'm trying to understand how it was even possible. I mean, it's clear how you do a stars' trail shot, but with a long exposure, I feel like the bright area should have basically "light-polluted" the entire image.
Ok, you can stack 2 images with different exposure in post-processing to achieve the effect of a well illuminated area with a beautiful starry sky, but let's say the photographer didn't have possibility to turn off the light there... How is it possible that the landscape appears on the left too? It should have been totally eliminated by the light anyway.
The photo is a composite for SURE, but I wanted to know how come the left of the landscape seems not to have been destroyed by the light