Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pic(k) of the week 25: Shooting for the Stars - Dubai desert

Yesterday I reviewed Collier's Guide to Night Photography; likely one of the best (e)books on shooting the night skies! 

Sticking to the theme, this weeks Pic(k) of the week, is the direct result of reading the above book and going out there to shoot... 

"Shooting for the stars, - Dubai desert", was shot at the same location where I shot, " Desert Moonrise" end of May. I was looking for a simple star trail image with a  

The image consists of just over 1 hour of 30sec exposures to create the star trails and a single frame for the foreground. As I'm not 100% happy with the blending of the foreground image with the star trails, I will likely rework the image some more over the Summer months. 

Shooting for the stars, Dubai desert

Image details:
Fujifilm X-T1 with the Fujinon XF 14mmF2.8R lens
  • 130 images for star trails shot at ISO 800, f4, 30sec 
  • Foreground exposure ISO 1600 f2.8, 60sec
Comet like Star trails made in Photoshop CC using the technique explained in Collier's book above.

Foreground image blended together with the combined Star trail image in Photoshop CC

More of my "Nature of the UAE" images can be found here.

Remember: "The sky is filled with stars, all invisible by day" 


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