Special thanks to Michelle M. who hiked miles in the dark to pose for hours in near freezing temps!
Taken on a night near the close to the full moon, the foreground was shot with illumination provided by the moon as well as headlamps and candles. In the wee hours of the morning, once the moon had mostly set, the Milky Way background was shot.
Location: Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, CO
Camera: Canon XSi (modified)
Lens: Canon 20mm f/1.8
Mount: Still Tripod + Astrotrac
Shot: (Foreground) 1x10 seconds f/4 ISO 800 (Still)
(Layer of Stars for Positioning) 3x10 seconds f/1.8 ISO 1600 (Mosaic) (Still)
(Layer of Visible Stars) 3x10 minutes f/4 ISO 800 (Mosaic) (Tracked)