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Above and Below

If this looks a bit familiar it is because I posted the top half earlier.

 

I had always planned to stitch my pre-darkness foreground shot with the top stack of star trail images, but Microsoft ICE and several other programs refused to stitch them together. Perhaps not enough overlap, or that the sky in the lower half was too bright? Not sure.

 

If you look carefully you can see where the stitch is, still this "rough and dirty" job using only Picasa3's Collage tool and the touch-up tool came out good enough to illustrate the principle.

 

Just one more thing I'll be covering in my (really soon now) Alabama Hills Workshop.

 

I think the foreground vegetation adds nice leading lines and interest. All that's left to do here is to blend the two images a bit better by matching tones.

 

If you're wondering what that "smear" is from the left to nearly the center of the image, it is the Milky Way!

  

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