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Stars and Moon


Star trails and moon over Monavale Beach. This image is composed of 7 stacked images of varying exposure. I used a Sigma 4.5mm fisheye lens. The len system gives a 180 degree field of view within the circular area. I then pointed the camera straight up.


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7 stacked images

10sec, 13sec, 15sec, 20sec, 25sec, 30sec, 30sec

All stacked/layered in photoshop.


I manually stacked or layered each image on top of each other one at a time blending each one 50% finishing with the last 30sec exposure. This gave the image a nice crisp look. I tried a straight up stack in photoshop but this image looks more natural.

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Taken on January 21, 2011