Many photographers experiment with astrophotography and are drawn to the sights and colors that can’t always be seen by the naked eye. In order to capture the immense amount of light and detail that the Milky Way gives off, you often need multiple exposures and a method for tracking the star movement. This image is a perfect example of just that:
Photographers Jo Scott and Jake Scott-Gardner worked together to capture this photograph back in August of 2016. They achieved this 70 picture panorama using a Nikon D810 camera with a 35mm lens for 20 second exposures at an aperture of f/1.4 and ISO 8000. They focus stacked the foreground, since they used a wide aperture. Both the foreground and background were photographed at the same time because the camera settings and location provided enough light to do so. Their general post processing includes correcting lens distortion, focus stacking the foreground images, stitching all of the images together, masking any out of focus sections, and finally adding edits including contrast and saturation.
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