Previously we posted an image of a tracked and stacked image of the Galactic Centre, which we shot while waiting for it to be in the alignment we wanted for this image.
Having planned to go to a family friends property on a new moon night late in astro season, we knew it would be a long night of shooting.
As soon as we arrived, this row of Silo’s caught our eye and we knew they would be ideal for a vertical pano.
We used PhotoPills to find the alignment and had about an hour to burn before it would be low enough for the Silo’s, which is when we got out the Polarie and did some tracking shots of the Galactic Centre.
We then swapped from the Polarie tracking setup to the pano head and tested the shots. Once we knew it was right, we used a speedlight from the far end as the key lighting without a gel.
The fill light I then fired during the exposures with less power and an orange gel to separate the two lights and add depth and more dimension to the Silo’s.
We repeated this process multiple times until we had the perfect amount of flash in each exposure going up through the four frames on the pano.
These four images were then stitched in Lightroom into a vertical panorama
Nikon D850, Nikkor 14-24mm,
Fanotec Nodal Ninja
Nikon SB910 Speedlight, Nikon SB900 Speedlight,
Orange Speedlight Gel
Camera Settings: 4 x 20” | f/2.8 | ISO 6400
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