Interesting Photo of the Day: Long Exposure of a Night Hike

Nature is beautiful, there’s no denying that. But with nature photography done the right way, you can take a breathless scenery and make it perfect. As we’ve said time and time again, photography can take a single moment and make it last forever, and it can take hours and make them pass in the blink of an eye. The following photo will show you what I mean by that:

long exposure of star trails and night hike

Stacked Exposures. Camera settings: f/2.8, 30s, ISO 1600. (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

The photo was taken by Zach Becker with a Canon Rebel T3i and a Tokina 11-16mm lens. Using Magic Lantern, a custom Canon firmware, he set the camera to take a series of interval photographs as he hiked around for three miles, then he stacked all of the exposures together to create the stunning image you see above. In fact, no less than 94 pictures were stacked for this image alone!

Have you tried this sort of project? How did it go?

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