• Photographing the Milky Way Over Lion Rock in Piha, New Zealand

    10 monthes ago - By Peta Pixel

    I recently photographed the Milky Way over Lion Rock in Piha, New Zealand. Some people were asking how this shot was created, so I thought I'd share some of the steps.
    It's a combination of sixteen photos, some tracking the sky and some fixed on the ground.
    You could technically do this with just 2 photos, but I prefer to use a method called stacking to help reduce noise and make a clean crisp photo. This involves taking multiple identical photos and averaging them out (since the noise in each shot is random, the average looks much cleaner).
    One series of shots is fixed on the stars. I...
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