Theresa Rice  

Composite Milky Way by Theresa Rice

July 2021 - Composite Milky Way

July 2021 - Theresa Rice


July 2021 - Theresa Rice

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About the Image(s)

This is my first successful Milky Way composite. The foreground is a blue hour shot, taken with the Rokinon 14mm on the Sony A7riii with an aperture of f/6.3, ISO 250, and a shutter speed of 1/125 of a second. The Milky Way was a stacked pano from the same area but with the camera pointed in a different direction. (ISO 3200, 20 seconds apiece) Tonya Wilhelm gave me advice on how to put it together.

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5 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
What an impressive effort! The way you fit the Milky Way into this image was perfect. I also like how you composed this -- the lines of the road and wall seem to converge with the lines of the Milky Way.   Posted: 07/06/2021 08:02:54

John Zhu   John Zhu
This is a beautiful and powerful presentation. The wall leads attentation to the tunnel, mountain, and the milkyway. The post processing is great and I can't see mismatches between sky and mountain/trees. I heart the latest PS provides the auto merge capability, but I nerver tried.   Posted: 07/07/2021 15:20:37

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
Wow. What a great image. The composition is terrific. I love the way it leads your eye to the Milky Way, and provides so many visual treats on the way. There is not one thing I would change.   Posted: 07/08/2021 10:54:27

Nigel Dalton   Nigel Dalton
What a great composite. Super leading lines and the exposure balance between the two images works really well. If there was a link to the technique used for seamlessly combining the two images here I'd like it please!
I especially like the way the Milky Way falls naturally into the valley with just an extra kiss of light to accentuate it. Brill!   Posted: 07/14/2021 10:36:33
Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
The Milky Way image was cropped down to 95% sky and added to the skies in the sky replacement tool in Photoshop. After that all that needed to be done was to choose the sky replacement command in Photoshop.   Posted: 07/14/2021 12:26:36