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The Cruncher | by David Kingham
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The Cruncher

Jenn and I drove all the way up to Joe Wright Reservoir only to find that I had lost my shutter release cable on our last trip. Jenn was kind enough to sacrifice her's for this shot (she's a sweetheart), so this shot is just as much her's as it is mine. Seriously Jenn, thank you. We waited 90 minutes in the cold under the stars, it was well worth it.

 

This is a single exposure with no noise reduction on in camera, I made some minor tweaks to brighten the stars in photoshop with luminosity masks. Final noise reduction was done with Nik Dfine, although there was very little noise considering the length of the exposure. 30 degree temperatures probably helped keep the sensor cool :)

 

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Taken on October 17, 2009