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Barney Koszalka
String Lake, Grand Teton National Park, WY
08/09/2021
11:55 pm

Equipment Details:

Nikon D500 with a 14-24mm at 15mm, f/2.8, ISO3200, 15 sec

Post-processing Details:

Starry Landscape Stacker was used to assemble the final image from 173 separate images with post processing done in Lightroom, Photoshop and Nix Color Efex Pro.

Image Details:

The dark sky (Bortle 1-2) in Grand Teton National Park coupled with the iconic range running North-South makes for ideal settings for capturing nightscape and deep space photography. String Lake is a shallow body of water located in the central part of the Park resulting in excellent reflections of the stars, Milky Way and mountain range. To maximize the reflections in the water,173_5008879-String Lake_V.jpg the tripod was set inches above the water line. This image represents a stack of 173 exposures, 15 sec each. No tracking was employed, hence, the short exposure time for each image.