Interesting Photo of the Day: Lone Tree on a Winter Night

We’ve seen a lot of stunning long exposures of the night sky in all its glory. But this one is out of the ordinary:

photographer took a long exposure of a lone tree at night

ITAP of a lonely tree during a winter night. (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

Kristoffer Ask Hansen is a photographer and a graphic designer. He captured this shot using a Sigma 18–35mm lens at f/1.8, ISO 800, and 30 seconds.

To create the final image, he took more than 60 frames and then merged them in Photoshop. He changed the blending mode of all the images above the bottom one to Lighten to create a long exposure effect with an array of relatively faster exposures.

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One response to “Interesting Photo of the Day: Lone Tree on a Winter Night”

  1. Vilnius Blekaitis says:

    Very well done long exposure. It worked perfectly.
    I’m a bit of pedant, so I probably wouldn’t have centered the tree. I’m a slave to the rule of thirds, maybe to a fault.
    But since I can’t see what other objects may have been in the photographer’s viewfinder, I shouldn’t bring up a minor quibble like that. Love how the stars look when a long exposure like that is made!

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