Bringing kinja into focus, one frame at a time
Bringing kinja into focus, one frame at a time


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I finally got around to working on my Milky Way shots from last week.

This is the first one. This is 44 25-second exposures (18m, f/3.5, ISO 1000) stacked and aligned in Sequator and edited in Photoshop. The light pollution from the beach condos was strong once I started the editing. But I knew this would be the case so I made sure to get out there when the Milky Way had pretty much cleared the light pollution haze.


It was a bit breezy so the sea oats and sea grapes on the due were blowing around a lot, so they aren’t as crisp as i’d like, but it is what it is. I may go back and try to layer just one foreground frame in to make it look a little better, but my first attempts to do that didn’t turn out very well.

I’ve got a few more in the works, shot after this series and at a different angle so there is less light pollution in the frame. One of them is looking pretty cool but is being a pain. I’ll get it there.


Also, the next Falcon Heavy launch is fast approaching! It’s a night launch, so no shots from the beach north of the pad. I’m working on hopefully pulling off something really cool for this one. If you remember, the last one got scrubbed and I couldn’t go back the next day. I’ll go back for this one, or will stay over there, or something. I’m not missing it! 

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