Late April Stars. 4 shots C+C appreciated.

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OP Emmanuel Diver Contributing Member • Posts: 584
Re: Late April Stars. 4 shots C+C appreciated.

isb_deep wrote:

These are very inspiring! Especially the first one and I like the composition in the last one, even though I think it would turn out much better on a less windy night.

I wanted to try this but I am not sure how the stacking will work. Can it be done in Lightroom? Let's say I do multiple 30 sec. exposures over an hour (is there in camera mode to do this, or should I use a remote shutter), then can I go ahead and stack everything in Lightroom and edit it as one picture?

I processed them all in lightroom using sync and then exported them as tiffs. Then I used the free program starstax to stack them. The foreground photo I kept as a separate frame and then used GIMP and layer masks to blend the foreground and star stacked frames.

I used a shutter release for the actual photo taking.

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