A nighttime visit to Lake Erie’s Marblehead Lighthouse provided the perfect opportunity for the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association’s Alan Studt to create this beautiful image. This nightscape isn’t a simple, single-exposure image as done in the old film camera days.
Here’s what went into making this picture:
- Shot an approx. 22-minute star trail between 11:30 and Midnight (100 – 13 second shots at ISO 3200).
- Edit out dozens of airplanes – probably all but a handful of the shots had multiple planes flying by.
- Foreground is made of 45 images median stacked equaling about a nine-minute exposure.
- Nikon D850
- Tamron 15-30mm @ 15mm, f /2.8
- Post done in Sequator, StarTrails.exe, Lightroom, and Photoshop
“Beautiful evening!” says Studt. We agree, and thanks for sharing!