Acadia National Park - Aaron Priest Photography
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Eagle Lake

I’ve been working on some new stacking and blending techniques for upcoming workshops. This scene is great for torture testing! Blending and masking such a bright ground exposure through trees and leaves against the sky is a challenging task. I added a slight Orton glow to the final image. This was shot at Eagle Lake, Mount Desert Island, July 14, 2015, 12:05 AM, during a night photography workshop that I co-instructed with Mike Taylor and Vincent Lawrence.

Camera settings: 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 6400, 25 seconds for the Milky Way and ISO 2500, 400 seconds for the ground and trees.

Equipment used: Nikon D810, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, Promote Control, Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod & BH-55 ballhead. Dark frame subtraction with Pixel Fixer, RAW conversion in Lightroom, blended with Photoshop, and planned with PhotoPills.

We have some great night photography and panorama workshops scheduled this year in Acadia:

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From Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island