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Ayers Rock under Stars

February 20th, 2014

Taken during a moonless night at Ayers Rock, Australia.

Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Camera RAW 8.

Nikon D800, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED.

Photo Settings: 82mm, f/6, 1/160 second, ISO 50.

Map: -25.3450, 131.0361

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Posted By: markofinsanity
about 10 years, 1 month ago
Stars against deep dark sky
Silhouette of Ayer's Rock

My (novice) question: how could F6 and 1/160 second get the stars so well?
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Posted By: rbtk
about 10 years, 1 month ago
F6 and 1/160 can't get the stars.
This is a composition of 2 pictures.
Posted By: Thomatis
about 10 years, 1 month ago
Exposure of 1/160 at F6 would not show the stars like this. No Way.

Would have to be (another) composite.

Star part of the composite may have been with camera tracking.
about 10 years, 1 month ago
"F6 and 1/160 can't get the stars. This is a composition of 2 pictures."

Not only that but, at ISO 50! Either it is a composition of two pictures or, the stars were created in Photoshop CS6.
Posted By: kallinan
about 10 years, 1 month ago
Definitely a composite, as has been mentioned. But the stars are indeed photographed and not created in Photoshop - that's the Milky Way in the southern hemisphere. Note the two bluish blobs to the right side - one just above the horizon, one about halfway up. Those are the Magellanic Clouds.
Posted By: golf007sd
about 10 years, 1 month ago
There is no way you can get this type of shot given the setting posted. Moreover, the fact that is show it was at 82mm is the biggest clue, given that he or she shot it with a 14-24mm lens a lens which I own and love.
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 10 years, 1 month ago
Yes, it's a composition. One night shot and then one during daylight. The reason for that was the lack of details of the foreground during the moonless night. From my point of view it looked more interesting so I combined both shots. But of course you're right, there is no way you can get that many stars with the lens being open only for a fraction of a second.
Posted By: kallinan
about 10 years, 1 month ago
It's a great shot. While I often lean toward minimally altered photos as my favorite, some of the nighttime wallpapers really do standout when they're well-done composites. Well done on this one.

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