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Nicholas Holshouser
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 424
06:00 am

Equipment Details:

Nikon Z6, Irix 15mm f/2.4 Firefly lens.

Post-processing Details:

Stacked a total of 24 exposures, each exposure was shot at ISO2000, f/3.2 and 10 seconds. Then pushed the shadows to bring out the ridgeline and erased several plane trails that were low above the ridge. Finally, adjusted the white balance to match what my eyes saw.

Image Details:

I enjoy catching the ISS passing over the Blue Ridge, and today was a perfect opportunity as it was dark enough to get good contrast between stars and ISS and the sky but light enough to boost the shadows and get some nice foreground. This is a stack of 24 10 second exposures, so 4 minutes of the ISS. It finally disappeared far to the east of me (and well out of frame right) into the light of the rising sun.