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Mono - Stacked [4140-4149]

11 Stacked Images of Mono Lake Tufa Formation at Navy Beach. Each exposure was f/13, 1/250 of a second (bright day!). The eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada is visible in the distance. The water was choppy due to wind.

 

Why stack 11 perfectly normal images? Well, I thought I'd see if it would make the lake surface "milky" as occurs in a long exposure. Looks like it worked! Stacking was done with Achim Schaller's free StarTrails. (Google for it). Lot's less painful than Photoshop. Or you could use StarStax or the StarCircle Academy Stacking Action

 

I'm not sure which mountain is in the background. My best guess is the taller peak is Mt. Warren with Lee Vining Peak to the left of that, and Tioga Peak. The valley that begins behind the Tufa is, I believe, Tioga Pass (aka Gibbs Canyon and Lee Vining Creek).

 

A larger size is available for your viewing.

 

The latest installments to the stacking process can be found on the blog.StarCircleAcademy.com. See especially the Automated Stacking article.

 

-- Copyright 2008, Steven Christenson

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PS You could also, of course use a ND or GND Filter.

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Uploaded on October 9, 2008