Long exposure and portrait

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Long exposure and portrait
Apr 25, 2013

Hi,

I'd like to take a portrait that includes details of a dark background ( in this case the Sydney opera house). A photo of the background only, requires an 8 seconds exposure to get a clean shoot (ISO 100, f5.5)
How can I include people?
2 shoots and merge? 
I wanted to avoid high ISO, being so dark I would need 12000 that would spoil the quality
I'm using a shoot thru umbrella if that makes any difference

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