Another view to 100 billion stars in our Galaxy , this time against
man made objects.
It looks intimidating to say the least, our home planet is nothing but a grain of sand in the Universe...
The foreground consists of 5 shots through the 12-24mm at 12mm, 1 stop apart, starting at 2sec f/11 ISO200, plus one at f/22 to create the diffraction spikes on those lamps.
There was another white street lamp behind me, plus ambient light from other lamps behind the house, so the contrast was extreme.
The Galaxy is a panorama made with the 50mm f/1.8 shot wide open, 8 sets of 5 photos at ISO3200, 8sec each, stacked for noise reduction and then stitched. At the exposures required for capturing the Milky Way, the foreground was obviously over exposed.
There was another additional series of 4 bracketed shots at 18mm, to get a seamless stitch of the moving stars against the stationary objects on the ground.
Consider this an extreme HDR, made of shots 11-stops apart...
As for the falling star, after about 50 shots needed for this one, capturing one in a frame was inevitable...