The Window - Big Bend National Park

Sky Tracking, Foreground Blending & Compositing

Have you ever wondered how these incredible images are made of the milky way with foregrounds you can see clearly? Images like this are made using sky trackers and/or multiple exposures, at least 1 for the sky, and 1 for the foreground. Then utilizing advanced techniques like layer blending and masking you put your exposures together to make the final image. This particular composite was made from a tracked sky, with an HDR shot foreground at sunset to accentuate the details.

If you are interested in learning more about how this is done, along with lots of other night sky tips and tricks, take one of our workshops to hone your night sky skills!

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