Thursday, August 13, 2015

Big Dipper in the big city

Constellation Big Dipper, photo by Alexey Kljatov

This is fragment of old photo, slightly postprocessed. I created a mask for stars (using levels on monochrome copy of picture) and added some glow to stars with it.

Stars photography in cities like Moscow, with strong light pollution, really painful task. For this picture, i aligned and averaged stack of 10 long exposure shots (15 seconds each), taken on very edge of the city at clean and starry night.