Starry Night Seclusion At String Lake
There's something about this spot at String Lake in Grand Teton National Park that feels magical every time I go there (especially at night). I'm not sure if it's the rugged peaks, the glowing skies, or the starry reflections but it's definitely a place that heightens the senses.
How I Got The Shot
I wanted a clean image with low noise and sharp details in both the distant stars and the close rocks. To make this happen, I shot two sequences of 10 exposures. The first sequence focused on the rocks and the second sequence focused on the stars - both sets with the same settings. And on the exposures where I focused on the rocks, I added some gentle light from a diffused led light panel. Then in post, I stacked each sequence with Starry Landscape Stacker before manually blending the two low noise results in Photoshop. I added a final touch with a few star spikes on the brightest of stars.
• Camera Body - Sony A7RII
• Camera Lens - Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art
• Tripod Head - Acratech GP Ballhead with Lever Clamp
• Tripod Legs - Feisol Elite CT-3472 Rapid Tripod Legs
Exposure Settings - 28 exposures (14 near & 14 far)
• ISO: 12,800
• Aperture: f/2.0
• Shutter Speed: 15 seconds
July 26th, 2018
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