Devil’s Tower at Night, Part 2

In part 2 of my night photography at Devil’s Tower NM post, I’m featuring a “star stack” image, made by stacking (combining) multiple, relatively short exposure images:

Star Trails over Devil's Tower NM

This image was made by stacking 48 individual images, each using the following parameters:

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Tamron 17mm-35mm, f/2.8 – f/3.5 wide angle lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with Graf Studioball ballhead
  • ISO 3200
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter: Set to “Bulb” and each individual exposed for 2 minutes, using an intervelometer; images “stacked” using StarStaX software

A couple of interesting things about this photo:  (1) the tower is lit due to one of the instructors standing at the base of the tower and “light painting” with a powerful flashlight, and (2) the extremely bright white streak on the tower was a small group of rock climbers descending the tower in the night hours.



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