Not of this World - Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
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This was taken a few months back on a 2 day backpacking trip at Crater Lake National Park.
The photo is composed of 4 different shots, all taken with my tripod in the exact same place. The first two shots are for field of view. The entire Milky Way Core and the Crater won't fit into a single frame of the Nikkor 14-24mm lens ( @ 14mm ) so a vertical pano was used. The last (2) shots were taken 30 minutes before the first two shots capturing the immediate foreground / mid-ground using focus stacking techniques. Using a long ( 2 min ) exposure for the last (2) shots it was also possible to keep nice detail without using a high ISO and inducing noise. I recently got done making a Focus Stacking Tutorial on YouTube for anyone interested:) --> youtu.be/6hNhCo15Ay4
My 2015 Star Photography Workshop schedule is now up on my website. We will be visiting this location and many more during the Crater Lake National Park Workshops. You can find all the workshop options which range from 1-2 Night Workshops @ Mount Rainier National Park, to 5 night tours exploring the best National Parks the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Full details at the link below. www.davemorrowphotography.com/p/under-stars-photography-w...
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