Monday, 5th August 2013
Starry Starry Night
by Perri Schelat
I made this when the crescent moon was setting at sunset lighting the foreground as it got lower in the sky. I focused on infinity and never touched focus again. I exposed for the foreground before the crescent moon went behind the mountain to my right. F7-5 minutes, ISO 1600. I waited for a little over an hour and exposed the same scene for the milky way. F2.8 - 20 seconds, ISO 6400. I chose to make this shot in two different exposures, so there would be less noise in my foreground. I simply made global and local adjustments in Lightroom, blended the two in Photoshop and added a few local adjustments burning and dodging.
Equipment: Nikon D3s, 14-24mm
I'm a fine art, landscape and nature photographer. I live in MIssoula, Montana, USA.