3 hours ago
Hello everyone! Todd Farnham from @farnhamtodd with my last post of the day.
I would like to first take a moment to thank @fcain again for giving me the opportunity to host @universetoday for a day, it was so much fun to share my photos with everyone, and I hope you all enjoyed them. A reminder that if you'd like to see more of my photos, please follow my personal account shown above. I'll be posting more milky way shots throughout the summer on it, and I'll also be posting deep sky photos from my new telescope.
The last image I'd like to share with everyone is my most technically demanding milky way shot yet. I know it might seem basic to more advanced photographers, but working on my first panoramic milky way shot definitely threw me for a loop or two.
Every month for the past few months, I've taken the new moon weekend off from work in the hopes that the weather might be clear enough to shoot the milky way. After three months of getting skunked, the sky conditions up North weren't looking promising but a friend reminded me of this barn to the West.
We hopped in my car that night and hit the road. It was a three hour trip each way through dense fog but it was so worth it. While at the location, we saw a single car drive by in 4 hours, and our only company was a pack of geese in a nearby pond squawking in the darkness. Talk about remote, and what a cool piece of history to boot.
For this panorama, I shot 4 different slices of the barn, each with 3 sky shots and one foreground exposure. All shots were taken at the same time and place.
Nikon D750 / Sigma 35 Art / Mefoto tripod
ISO 4000, f/2.0, 10s exposures for the sky.
4x3 shots, w/ 2 dark frames for NR.
Sky exposures were stacked in Sequator to reduce noise.
ISO 4000, f/2.0, 30s exposures for the foreground.
4x1 w/ 2 dark frames for NR.
The sky and foreground panoramas were stitched separately in Lightroom, and then stacked in Photoshop. There, they were blended using a layer mask to combine the sky and foreground.
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