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Andrea Re Depaolini's picture

First try with a sort of time-blending

This is my first try with some sort of time-blending, this picture is a composite of 12 pictures.
2 pictures for the foreground with a very low ISO to preserve details, one in the late blue hour that I used to basically dodge the darker one that I took when it was getting darker. I wanted to have a somewhat realistic foreground luminance-wise but I also wanted to have all the details and since it was the new moon doing it all in one shot with the stars would have resulted in a very dark foreground.

9 pictures for the car light trails, I decided to do it with nine shots because I wanted to have the hint of the car in between the shots that gives the idea of the car moving through. 15 secs exposure F2 1600 ISO because I wanted a pretty thick light trail.

And the last picture of the milky way is a single shot 15 secs F2 1600 ISO

I took this picture with a Fujifilm X-T4 and a Samyang 12mm F2 lens.

The whole process took me a little less than 3 hours in the field and a little more than 3 hours in Photoshop to make the composite.

Let me know your thoughts

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Robert Nurse's picture

I like it! The exposure throughout is smooth and even. Nicely done!

Andrea Re Depaolini's picture

Thank you the idea was that. I didn't want it to look like it was mid day

Jonathan Lodge's picture

Excellent work Andrea! I second Robert's comment

Andrea Re Depaolini's picture

Thank you Jonathan